Sent Together: How the Gospel Sends Leaders to Start Missional Communities
Jesus calls us to himself, to his community, and sends us on his restorative mission. Our cities need communities of people who are learning to follow Jesus together in a way that renews their city, town, village, hamlet, or other space. They don’t need fancy community. In fact, missional communities are always a messy collection of everyday citizens who are devoted to Jesus, to one another, to their neighbors, and their city.
In Sent Together, Brad Watson helps leaders discover what it means to start communities centered on the gospel and on mission. By exploring the gospel motivations that send leaders to start missional communities, Watson gives readers a frame work for the purpose and ways of building a community that is deepening it’s understanding of the gospel while sharing the gospel. Filled with practical applications from years of experience, this book will function as a field-guide for many to refer to as they lead, and a training guide for those called to start missional communities.
Available as an e-book and paperback. Published by GCD Books, 2015.
Called Together: A Guide to Forming Missional Communities
We search for our calling in careers, hobbies, and even ministries, but Christians actually know their calling from birth. We are all called into God’s community and onto his mission. There is no greater calling. Once we are in Christ, we are no longer orphans. Everyone has a place in the people of God. But how do you live out that calling? What does it look like to be God’s new community? How can we fulfill our role in his mission?
In Called Together, Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson help us discover what it means to be a people made for community and mission. Through reflection on the foundational concepts of gospel, community, and mission, it will help you form healthy missional communities. Filled with practical guidance for leaders and everyday people, it will guide you into a deeper and more deliberate experience of being the church together.
Available as an e-book and paperback. Published by GCD Books, 2014.
Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection
Did Jesus really beat death? That’s what Christians for hundreds of years have believed, that Jesus Christ returned to life after death and burial in a stone tomb. To the modern mind, “resurrection” is utterly implausible, but it was also doubtful to many first-century Greeks, Jews, and even some Christians. With such an incredible assertion at the heart of the Christian faith, it’s no wonder that some people struggle to believe.
Too often Christians look down on doubt, but in Christ, we see a person who welcomes doubt and encourages faith. Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson don’t shy away from the hard questions or settle for easy answers. They help you to see how the resurrection offers hope for the future and answers for the life and death questions we all face.
Available as an e-book and paperback. Published by Zondervan, 2014.
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