When Missions Shapes the Mission (Paperback)
You and Your Church Can Reach the World
B&H Books, 9781433671371, 280pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
"Why are more churches not engaged in practical, substantial ways of taking the gospel to the nations?"
When Missions Shape the Mission unpacks a statistical study of traditionally evangelical churches that reveals their anemic level of commitment to the biblical mandate of making Christ known around the world. Veteran pastor David Horner makes the data easy to understand, challenging other pastors to radically assign their best leadership and resources to missions as he looks at where the church is today, how it got there, and where we must go from here:
"Let's dream a godly dream. What if you committed to step up and lead your church in the pursuit of becoming a mission-focused church? Then, what if you invited ten of your pastor friends to join you in the effort—and each of them did the same? What would happen to the available missions force beginning right here in the West?"
About the Author
David Horner is the founding and senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also the author of Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing and A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry and speaks overseas each year in various mission contexts. Horner and his wife have three children and one grandchild.