There are plenty of books about discipleship and about Christian living. Likewise, there are plenty of books about the church, about leading groups, and even about church planting. There are very few books that are about all of these things—and how the pieces fit together.
But that’s what The Missional Journey: multiplying disciples and churches that transform the world is all about. Everything is crammed into that subtitle: making disciples, starting churches, multiplying at every level, and making a difference in the world around us. Together, all of this adds up to a renewed vision for what the church could look like, from the grassroots up.
From handing someone a cup of cold water to the great multitude standing around the throne praising God… it’s all connected. In fact, the pieces are inseparable. Try launching a movement without living as Jesus did. Try leading a missional community without making any disciples. Try reaching those who don’t know Jesus without engaging in service to the world around you. None of it works without the rest of it.
Too often we compartmentalize our faith, separating serving from worship, or discipleship from church planting. This book is about how all these pieces fit together; if you remove one, the whole structure crumbles. The purpose of this book is to provide a broad map of the missional journey—and then equip you, the missional leader, to help people along each stage of the way.