The most powerful asset a church has is it's people. People of God is a challenge to the men and women of the church. It is a challenge to believe what God says about his people still applies to the church today. It is a challenge not to settle for church as just a program. It is a challenge to return the ministry of God to the people of God.
People of God lays out the theology and practice of community. Authors Spence Shelton and Trevor Joy seek to show why community is central to the Christian life, and how to practice it in the 21st century church. Whether you are a pastor or a volunteer leader, People of God aims to equip and encourage congregations as they build a culture of discipleship in the life of their church.
The authors draw on experiences and learnings from their time leading two of the fastest growing congregations in America to give you principles that can apply in a church of 50 or 15,000.
Each chapter concludes with discussion questions to be used in a small group or for personal reflection.
Trevor Joy is the Spiritual Formation Pastor of the Village Church in Dallas, TX. A proud Texas A&M Aggie, Joy holds an M.A. from Dallas Baptist University and consults with numerous churches in the areas of community and discipleship. Trevor and his wife Rachel are blessed with one daughter and two sons.
Spence Shelton is the Spiritual Formation Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC. He holds an M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored several small group curricula and is a sought after speaker in the area of community and discipleship. He and his wife Courtney have four children.