David Devenish - What on Earth Is the Church For?: A Blueprint for the Future for Church-based Mission and Social Action

What on Earth Is the Church For?: A Blueprint for the Future for Church-based Mission and Social Action by David Devenish

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Genre: Church Life and History
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 24637
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781860245374
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Publisher: Authentic Media
Cat. Code: 9781860245374
Release Date: 01 Jul 2005

Introduction: The Church Has a Great Future!
What Then is the Purpose of the Church?
The Importance of Church Planting to Reach the Nations
Church-Based Mission
Talking About the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom Down to Earth
Church-Based Kingdom Social Action
Missional Churches
The Purpose of the Church - One New Man in Christ
Culture and Contextualisation
The Dangers and Difficulties of Apostolic Mission
Who Will Go?

A radical approach to church mission and social action asking 'If mission is not the central purpose of the church, then what is?'

David Devenish believes that the church exists as a means of taking the gospel message to every people group. He believes that the church is very much at the centre of God's purposes, and in this book presents the church, not as a static pastoral community, but as a vibrant, active body totally committed to world mission.

David investigates the importance of church planting to reach the nations, looks at Church-based mission and how to make local churches 'missional' in both thinking and practice.

Set within a framework of the Kingdom of God, David demonstrates what the 'kingdom down to earth' really implies for Church-based kingdom social action. Finally, David examines the culture and contextualisation of social action along with some of the dangers and difficulties of apostolic mission, before asking the fundamental question, 'Who will go?'

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