Go to Church, Change the World
Christian Community as Calling
Product Code: 9564
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
Size: 8.50 x
Publication Date: 1/20/2012
Availability: In stock.
In a time when many are questioning the relevance of the church to their spiritual journeys, this book makes a bold case that "going to church" is intrinsic to Christian faith. Drawing on Anabaptist life and conviction, Mast presents Christ's call to all believers to be the church, whether gathered for worship or scattered for service.
By exploring such practices as baptism, communion, singing, and group discernment, he asks us to consider how participation in the life of the church shapes our daily witness—how “going to church” transforms “going to work” in the world that God loves.
"We are both free and able . . . to participate in the fullness of God's kingdom. This highly inviting and encouraging book reminds us how this works, and draws us deeper into the life we are living, and for which we long."
—John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of The Serving Leader, Ten Thousand Horses, and With: A True Story
"Gerald Mast's book offers a compelling view of the necessity of the church in enabling Christian faith and witness. For Mast the church is a doorway to knowing and experiencing the Christian life in its fullest."
—Irma Fast Dueck, associate professor of practical theology, Canadian Mennonite University