ISBN: 9781426728112 ISBN-13: 9781426728112 Availability: In Stock
Many Christians, disillusioned with lives of spiritual mediocrity that have been dampened by todays rampant materialism and cafeteria spirituality, are asking the same question: Where is the substance that can move our church beyond ho-hum Christianity? Todays public fascination with angels, New Age spirituality, and the paranormal is likewise spurring Christs followers to look for greater and deeper life transformation through their faith. Real Followers: Beyond Virtual Christianity shows how an ordinary church can be transformed into a radical communitya fellowship of everyday people who began looking for meaning and searching for authenticity. Michael Slaughter describes a movement that is hooked in various generations, from buster to boomer to builder. This resource also includes discussion questions. Key Features: Readers examine culturally relevant concepts to ask the age-old question:Will you give up your right to yourself, take up the cross, and radically follows Jesus? Readers are presented with a workable example of how to grow their church, with examples from Ginghamsburg Church Contains case studies of real people who have begun a migration in the wrong direction Includes discussion questions Key Benefits: Readers learn what it really means to find their destiny as Christs followers Readers are inspired to take doable steps toward becoming authentic Christ followers
Mike Slaughter is the lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church. Under his leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church "media reformation," and cyber-ministry. Mike is the author of multiple books for church leaders, including Change the World, A Different Kind of Christmas, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Real Followers, Momentum for Life, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.