How can the local church empower people to live faithfully and fruitfully for Christ in their Monday-to-Saturday lives?
How can what happens on Sundays and in midweek groups equip and sustain God’s people for the opportunities and challenges that present themselves in the places where they are each day?
Neil Hudson – pioneer practitioner, reflective thought leader, working pastor – draws on 13 years of engagement and cross-denominational field research with hundreds of churches. Brimming with insight and lessons applied personally, Neil offers us a good-humoured, humble, and honest guide to creating a sustainable church culture that makes resilient disciples – when they are both gathered and scattered in today’s world.
‘An outstanding contribution to engaging the potential of every church member everywhere, every day.’
– Alan Scott, Lead Pastor, Anaheim Vineyard
‘This book helps to navigate a way towards a different expression of being the people of God.’
– The Revd David Thompson, Secretary, Council for Congregational Life & Witness, Presbyterian Church in Ireland
‘There is a present need for the church to discover afresh what it means to be the Body of Christ, which is both gathered and sent. This book looks at the implications of this for church leaders and how we ensure that all we ‘do’ as gathered church nourishes, strengthens and equips people of all ages and backgrounds to ‘be’ the church Sunday through to Saturday.’
– Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester