"In these times of change in the culture, anxiety in the church, and the temptation to turn inward on our life inside the walls of the church building, the author Dwight DuBois helps us reclaim our role as support staff to God's people in their daily lives. This book is a welcome invitation to refocus our attention, that we might help unleash the power of our congregations beyond our walls as God's people live faithfully in all of the places they are called to be during the week."
--Janice Kibler, Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Boulder, Colorado
"Dwight DuBois not only diagnoses the debilitating auto-immune disease from which the church is currently suffering - failing to see the various dimensions of our everyday lives as ready-made arenas for God's activity and mission - but also offers a prescription as significant as it simple: transform our congregations into those places that equip us to live our faith every single day. Traversing biblical, theological, and historical terrain with both ease and grace, DuBois offers a compelling vision of congregational life that supports a daily life infused by the holy purpose of serving others in the name of Christ. "The Scattering" is, in short, the book we should read in order create the congregations we - and the world God loves - need."
Dr. David Lose, President, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
"In this readable and insightful book, Dwight DuBois encourages us to put aside the sharp dichotomy between laity and clergy and our obsession with the church as organization and institution, and examine our vocation as a people at once gathered around Word and Sacrament and scattered into the world, the location of our calling and mission. He invites us to see the church at work in the world through its members who are "scattered" among the institutions, workplaces, and communities around us, and he envisions a diaconal church that is willing to risk losing its corporate life for the sake of the world God loves. Dwight DuBois has written an insightful and helpful gem of a book that will help the church understand its vocation and its mission in our current challenging context."
--H. Julian Gordy Bishop, ELCA Southeastern Synod