Designed for More: Unleashing Christ's Vision for Unity in a Deeply Divided World

Designed for More: Unleashing Christ's Vision for Unity in a Deeply Divided World


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ISBN-13: 9781546032984
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 219,561
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, LUCAS RAMIREZ emigrated to the U.S. as a child with his family. After graduating from Eastern University, Lucas' professional focus has been developing the next generation of leaders and seeing today's church unify as the body of Christ. He incorporates this passion and focus in his work as CEO of The Gathering Place, an innovative student mentoring and Christian leadership development organization impacting over 10K students annually. Lucas is a non-profit expert with more than 11 years of full-time ministry experience, both in local church context and as an executive in the non-profit ministry space. He lives on the southern coast of Georgia, in Brunswick, with his family.

MIKE DEVITO is a ministry veteran with more than 40 years of full-time ministry experience, both in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. Mike frequently speaks and serves as worship leader for camps, conferences, and youth events. Because of his expertise in networking ministries, Mike is also a sought-after advisor and consultant to groups and pastor networks. Mike currently serves as the Southwest Regional Coordinator for the National Network of Youth Ministries overseeing networks in five states; he also serves as the Ministry Outreach Coordinator at Biola University in California.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 God's Great Passion for Unity

1 The Murmuration 3

2 Designed for Bigger, Better Playgrounds 20

3 God's Vision for Unity 46

Part 2 Unveiling the Murmuration Principles

4 Principle 1: Seven Influential Neighbors 69

5 Principle 2: Collective Strategy-Focus on the Common Enemy 94

6 Principle 3: Critical Mass 104

7 Principle 4: Recognition of Mutual Need 111

8 Principle 5: There Is No Alpha 135

9 Principle 6: Divide You Die 153

10 Principle 7: Contribution 177

Part 3 Practical Steps To Help Spark A Murmuration Movement

11 Radical Optimism 189

12 Creating the Mo 199

13 Rules to Live By 208

14 Let's Go! 231

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 243

About the Authors 257

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Anonymous 9 months ago
This book was a paradigm shifting read for me. I had never thought about how much unity matters to God - its in creation, the word, at the very core of who he is! This book sent me on a journey that I'm still on, discovering my own pride, assumptions and how I might be contributing to disunity in my world. I definitely recommend this read, it is a beautiful and poetic marriage of science, theology and practical steps for how to make a difference in your own back yard. -Pastor Kent