Kingdom First (Paperback)

Starting Churches that Shape Movements

By Jeff Christopherson, Mac Lake

B&H Books, 9781433688836, 280pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2015

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Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
There are few dreams more spiritually intoxicating than the dream of being used by God to start a new community of Christ that skillfully brings the restorative gospel to a lost and broken city. Something which feels like a spiritual landslide that starts with lostness and ends in an avalanche of new congregations multiplying and transforming community after community into which they unmistakably seep. 
Authors Jeff Christopherson and Mac Lake call readers to imagine a movement that vividly remembers the insubstantial days of a mustard seed with a sense of awe and wonder when looking at the indescribable harvest that stands all around. Though the kingdom of God can't be forced by superficial methods, the good news is that when you move past the threshold of your competency and comfort, you find yourself in the very spot where God can use you like no other. 
What wouldn’t you sacrifice to be a part of something that only could be described as a God-honoring gospel movement?

About the Author

Jeff Christopherson is about fostering Kingdom movements of reproducing churches that transform neighborhoods and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jeff is the North American Mission Board's VP for the Send City Network and Regional VP for Canada. Also the author of Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God, he and his wife, Laura, live in Oakville, Ontario. They have two children.

Mac Lake is the Chief Launch Officer of The Launch Network, a Church Planting Network based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Also the author of Growing Small Group Leaders, he and his wife Cindy have three children Brandon, Jordan and Brianna.