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Dangerous Church - Risking Everything to Reach Everyone

John Bishop

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Dangerous churches should be norm. Church leaders and church people alike shrink back from danger because we want safety. Jesus said that he's overcome the world and its troubles. Dangerous churches put everything on the line for the one thing that matters most: reaching lost people. It's dangerous not to be a dangerous church. The book is less about methods or even the message of God, but about a church that risks everything it has to reach lost people. Living Hope was birthed 8 years ago and has grown from five families to 5000 attendees, grown from one to 19 services on many campuses, and baptized 5,000 people along the way. A dangerous church sees what 'only God' can do when it acts upon what the church is supposed to be. It risks everything to reach people. God wants us to live on the edge of our margin when it comes to mission and methods. So much of Living Hope's journey has been going back to the Book of Acts and trying to live authentically with the givens of who they were, where they were and what they had to work with. They learned to abandon agendas and short-sighted human plans, especially ones that copy what other churches are doing. That's when they found God's blessing. 'We went from being a good church to being God-honoring church,' he reports. Drawing insight from the book of Acts, this book unfolds the very personal journey of a pastor, and then his entire church, when they finally began to live a dangerous faith. The transition had a dramatic impact on the pastor's life and marriage, as well as on the congregation and its outreach. It opened a new sense of mission and incredible spiritual fruitfulness. The pastor is not only a radically different person today, but the entire church has become an atmosphere that values taking dangerous steps of faith. It will lead Christ's followers to become risk-takers who change the world through a revolution that begins with a dangerous grace. The book is story-rich with examples of the grace-filled culture from Living Hope Church through the experience

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jay Charles

Length:

6h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

26:33


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

20:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:47


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

26:53


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:05


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

12:58


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

24:34


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

12:57


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

20:03


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:07


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

19:51


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

20:43


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

16:12


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

13:20


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

17:45


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

17:36


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

12:47


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

21:00


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

08:43