Reach today's unchurched generation by creating a welcoming, come-as-you-are culture! Offering a fresh vision of the potential of the body of Christ, Burke shares savvy insights and real-life stories to help you deconstruct five main barriers standing between your congregation and the "imperfect" people who are looking for hope and healing amidst our postmodern society. 336 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 336 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 0.84 (inches) ISBN: 0310278074 ISBN-13: 9780310278078 Availability: In Stock
This book challenges Christian leaders to engage in the messy art of creating the right culture to reach our postmodern, post-Christian society. Through real stories of Gods perfect work in the lives of imperfect people, you will experience the power of an authentic church community and learn how to deconstruct barriers and bring hope and healing to Americas most unchurched generation.
John Burke and his wife, Kathy, founded Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, in 1998. Since then, Gateway has grown to over 3,000 people, 70 percent of whom are in their twenties and thirties, and consists mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. Burke is also the author of No Perfect People Allowed: Creating a Come-as-You-Are Culture in the Church.