From the Outside In: Connecting to the Community Around You

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From the Outside In is a serious look at how the personality of a church can act as a barrier that keeps it from being a welcome ally in the local community and keeps the community from hearing the gospel and the nature of the Kingdom of God. It examines the character of churches that take seriously the Kingdom of God as the essential model of their existence. From the Outside In helps church leaders eager to reach out beyond their own walls to live missionally in a multicultural world, to dialogue with ...
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Overview

From the Outside In is a serious look at how the personality of a church can act as a barrier that keeps it from being a welcome ally in the local community and keeps the community from hearing the gospel and the nature of the Kingdom of God. It examines the character of churches that take seriously the Kingdom of God as the essential model of their existence. From the Outside In helps church leaders eager to reach out beyond their own walls to live missionally in a multicultural world, to dialogue with communities around them, and to move out in witness toward the world. It points out personality characteristics that prevent or enable churches to engage the communities around them. From the Outside In encourages churches to seriously listen, to hear what the community is saying, and to respond in Kingdom-focused ways. A TCP Leadership Series title.
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Ronald W. Johnson, Th. D. is professor of mission and evangelism at the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as associate dean in the doctoral program. Prior to his tenure at McAfee, Dr. Johnson was associate professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and has served at both the Baptist Sunday School Board and the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the author of five books and often serves as interim pastor and consultant to churches in Georgia.

Ronald W. Johnson, Th. D. is professor of mission and evangelism at the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as associate dean in the doctoral program. Prior to his tenure at McAfee, Dr. Johnson was associate professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and has served at both the Baptist Sunday School Board and the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the author of five books and often serves as interim pastor and consultant to churches in Georgia.

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