Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World, JR Woodward (InterVarsity Press) $ 16.00
Churches that are serious about carrying forward God mission,expressed definitively in the life, and teaching of Jesus, have a serious challenge in this post-Christian age. Are churches really shaping people who live in concrete ways that are distinct from the wider culture or are they merely providing a kind of Christian veneer to an otherwise unchallenged consumer capitalist culture? JR Woodward, in his new book, Creating a Missional Culture, says that the practice of church leadership has a important but often neglected role to play in the way a missional culture either is or isn’t developed in local churches. Hillhurst Review Editor, Ryan Bell, spoke with JR about his new book in this first ever Hillhurst Review Podcast.
Woodward has been planting churches for over 20 years, most recently the Kairos Los Angeles communities. He is a speaker, consultant and activist who is deeply immersed in the challenges of Christian mission in the 21st century. You can learn more about this book and JR’s other work at www.jrwoodward.net.