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|Title: Jesus Insurgency: The Church Revolution from the Edge - eBook|
By: Rudy Rasmus, Dottie Escobedo-Frank
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2012
Series: Adaptive Leadership
Stock No: WW27605EB
Crunching more data maybe helpful but will not revolutionize, let alone save, a declining church. We need creative thinking done by people who are not afraid to face the institutional church.
Indeed, the change we long for is already happening. It is happening on the margins in ministries to the least, the last, and the lost. Written by two creative pastors with different but successful ministries, this breathtaking book will show you how the church can live out its mission and ignite a movement.
If we pay attention, we can let this Jesus Insurgency create new life.
Rudy Rasmus is an author, humanitarian, and coffee-man with a passion for outreach to the worlds most challenged communities. He co-pastors the St. Johns United Methodist Church in Downtown Houston with his wife Juanita. A church that began with 9 existing members in 1992, St. Johns has grown to thousands where every week people of every social and economic background share the same pew. Rudy founded the Bread of Life, Inc. (a not for profit corporation) with Juanita in December of 1992 and began serving 500 meals per day to the homeless in the sanctuary at St. Johns for twenty-five years. The Bread of Life has literally changed the landscape of Downtown Houston providing an array of services to families in peril and homeless individuals. The project distributes over 30 tons of fresh produce weekly to hungry families who have been financially challenged by the COVID-19 Pandemic. For many years Pastor Rudy has coordinated domestic and global anti-hunger initiatives in conjunction with Beyoncés concert tours and travels extensively developing and supporting programs around the world for people experiencing poverty and most recently teamed up with Tina and Beyoncé to help Houstonians in the wake of the pandemic through a generous donation from the BeyGood Foundation and the Start Small Foundation (an initiative of Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter.) Pastor Rudy has authored three prior books, contributed to five others and completed his Doctorate in 2019 with dissertation research focused on The intersection of Black Millennial Culture with Religion.
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