9780801072239

Right Here, Right Now : Everyday Mission for Everyday People

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    9780801072239

  • ISBN10:

    0801072239

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group
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Summary

People in all walks of life are discovering what it means to be involved, concerned, missional Christians. But simply having block parties or spending more time downtown is not enough to describe what it means to be a missional people. What is needed is a reformation of the way we actually live our lives as Jesus followers. We need to see a way of living faithfully to God's mission in the world, right here, right now.In this inspiring yet practical book, Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford equip believers to live missionally regardless of situation, vocation, or location, making the concept of being missional accessible to the whole body of Christ. Touching on issues of discipleship, spirituality, and church at every level of experience, Right Here, Right Now calls readers to be the people God has made them to be.

Author Biography

Alan Hirsch is founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and cofounder of Shapevine.com, an international forum for engaging with world-transforming ideas. Currently he leads an innovative learning program called Future Travelers, which helps megachurches become missional movements. He is the author of numerous books, including The Forgotten Ways, and coauthor of Untamed. Hirsch lives in the Los Angeles area. Lance Ford is the cofounder and director of Shapevine.com and the former director of the Northwood Church Multiplication Center. With more than twenty years of experience as a pastor and church planter, Ford is a writer, coach, consultant, and an adjunct professor. He and his wife live in Kansas City, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 15
About the Shapevine Missional Seriesp. 17
Series Editor's Prefacep. 19
Introductionp. 21
Living the Adjective
How We Have Written This Book
Some Other Splinters for Your Mind
Briefing Right Here
Frameworks for Missional Christianity-Alan Hirschp. 29
Move It
Move Out (Mission)
Move In (Incarnation)
Move Alongside (Urbs and Relationships)
Move From (Subvert)
Putting Our Hearts into It (Missional Paradigm)
Putting the Extra in the Ordinary: Viewing Daily Life with a Missionary's Eyep. 61
Me, a Missionary?
Missionary in the Mirror
No Average Joes
Want Joy? I'll Give You Joy
The Times, They Are A-Changinged
Where Are You from, Partner?
Have you Given your Life to the Lord?
Meet the Extras: The Habit of Beholding Othersp. 81
Summing Up People
Beholding Others
Smile and the Whole World Smiles with You
People of Shalom
Creative Grace
From the Mouth of Babes
Ideas and Suggestions for Forming a Missional Lifestyle
From Paper to Pavement: Believing and Being the Gospelp. 101
Jesus Time
Sunday Schooled
Feed Me
Believing in Jesus
Believing Jesus
Just Think It?
Ideas and Suggestions for Forming a Missional Lifestyle
Wrapping Our Heads around It (Missional Analysis)
Laodicean Cul-de-sacs: Western Affluence and Spiritual Bankruptcyp. 121
The American Dreamworld
Misplaced Desire and Imagination Lost
Domesticated Risk
Ideas and Suggestions for Forming a Missional Lifestyle
Losing for Winning: Freeing Ourselves to Live Missionallyp. 137
Be Unconformed to Be Transformed
Think "Redeem"
Rich toward God
Many Ways, but One Purpose
Baggage of Status and Power
Kingdom Economics
Ideas and Suggestions for Forming a Missional Lifestyle
Oh Raaaawb! When Things Go Wrong in the Suburbsp. 155
Welcome to the Burbs
Planting on the Moon
Life in Silos
Fragmented Lifestyles
My Little Town
Self-Reliance and the Nuclear Family
Home Alone
Ideas and Suggestions for Forming a Missional Lifestyle
Doing Something about It (Missional Action)
Beyond Kumbaya: House Churches and Small Groups as Communities of Missionp. 179
Body Building
Relearning Koinonia
Unfeigned Love
Who Is "Whoever"?
Missional Salsa
Missional Line Dance
Living Stones
Y'all Come Back Now, Ya Hear? Rediscovering the Joy of Hospitalityp. 197
Always a Stranger
More than Tea and Cookies
The Thing about Strangers
Hospitality and the Household of Faith
Opportunities under Our Noses
Salt Blocks and Salt Shakers: The Power of Scattered Saintsp. 213
Think Outside the (Church) Box
The Canary in the Coal Mine
Shake It Up, Baby
A Scattered Mind
Sub-Missional
Planting and Watering
Debriefing Right Now
Recovering Missional Moxie-Alan Hirschp. 235
There's Nothing like a Good Stretch
Filling the Gaps
All-Consuming Fires
Kingdom City Limits?
Attractional-Extractional
Sustainability
Getting Over Risk Aversion
Notesp. 259
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