Body and Blood

The Body of Christ in the Life of the Community

By Andrew R. Hardy, Keith Foster

Body and Blood

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  • ISBN: 9781532657313
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 6/7/2019
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Body and Blood

The Body of Christ in the Life of the Community

By Andrew R. Hardy, Keith Foster

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  • ISBN: 9781532657313
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 6/7/2019
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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About-

The largest missional challenge facing the church of Christ in the West is to equip every member to engage in missionary endeavor in third places. Third places are those social zones in society like coffee shops, gyms, shopping malls, pubs, etc., that everyone and anyone can meet in as commonly owned spaces. The authors argue that for too long the church has not equipped and trained its members to engage in mission in the public square. The mobilization of every member to become the hands and feet of the missional sacramental body of Christ to carry the message of God’s generous love to not-yet-Christians is vital, if we want to witness the kingdom reign of God extend into their lives. Places are important to the sovereign Lord of mission and this book challenges the churches of Christ to become what they properly need to be, equipping agencies for every member mission and ministry.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Hardy and Foster break new ground in helping local churches develop strategies that strengthen Christian identity and deepen effective mission. Sourcing ancient Christian precedent and best-practice recent thinking—they build a strong case for a workable Christian practice in mission which they call ‘missional venture capital.’ Here is a stimulating manual for effective twenty-first-century mission. Highly recommended. Take up and read.”

—Stuart Devenish, former Director of Postgraduate Studies at Tabor College in Adelaide, South Australia



“Whenever I have heard Keith and Andy teach on these concepts I have said, ‘They have it right.’ I am excited to see that it is now in print. I expect this work to challenge conventional thinking and encourage those a bit timid to scale such glorious heights. The church mobilized in every domain of society is more than an innovation, it is a revolution.

—Bill Hull, author of Conversion & Discipleship, co-founder The Bonhoeffer Project

Contributors-

Andrew R. Hardy
Keith Foster

Bio(s)-

Andrew R. Hardy is academic program director for ForMission College and the chair of the Fellowship of Churches of Christ National Leadership Team in the UK. He is also the chair of the Worship and Leadership Academy, has led twelve churches, and has written numerous books.



Keith Foster is senior minister of Bethel Church Coventry (UK) as well as a senior lecturer in theology at ForMission College. He is also the UK director of the Bonhoeffer Project.

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