Designed for More calls every Christian to consider how, through collective movement, they can bring about Christ's daring vision for unity in the Church to impact the world like never before.
Our world is divided and fragmented.
Even among followers of Christ, God's great story of reconciliation has been crippled because the messengers of that story are unreconciled.
But God designed us for so much more. Thankfully, He has hidden incredible lessons in nature to help solve complex human problems.
Designed for More draws groundbreaking implications for how to achieve unity and collective movement through new research on a jaw-dropping phenomenon of flocking starlings known as a murmuration. This marvel is one of nature's most spectacular sights: Imagine hundreds of thousands of birds in motion, caressing the sky like a brush on canvas. It is a beautiful madness that is completely ordered.
Join authors Lucas Ramirez and Mike DeVito as they unveil the power of the murmuration principles in order to inspire unity in individuals and the Church as a whole.
Birds first taught us to fly, and now they will teach us to unify!
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About the Author
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
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
About the Authors 257
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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