In The Present Future Reggie McNeal debunks outdated assumptions concerning church leadership and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in a more effective way. McNeal challenges us to ask new questions about the difficult realities facing the church, identifies six new realities including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing "church growth" with a wider vision of kingdom growth; developing disciples instead of church members; fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership; focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs; and shift, from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world. McNeal encourages leaders to embrace the early church's overwhelming commitment to mission. Unabridged. Read by Lloyd James. 6 hours. 5 CDs.