In the grip of serious numerical decline, American Evangelical churches are now experiencing a missional movement. God is calling his people to return to a biblical lifestyle that goes full circle in continual worship, discipleship, and missions. Mark Powers connects the dots between these three main elements of authentic Christian living. He presents a theology of missional worship, a detailed discipleship plan, and a strategy for local music missions. Going Full Circle uses everyday language to present a simple thought process to move worshipers and worship leaders to become worshiping disciples on mission.
Are you a casualty of worship wars? Are you worried about the decline of your church? Are you thrilled with fast growth churches but sense there must be something more than spectator worship? Are you confused by the word "missional" that seems to be popping up everywhere? This book is for you and your friends. Read it, share it, and join the movement!
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Mark C. Powers is the Director of the Worship and Music office of the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC). Powers earned degrees from Furman University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kay, live in Columbia, South Carolina.
Table of Contents
1 The Wrong Track 1
2 We Do Church Right! 7
3 How Did We Get Here? 16
4 God Created Worship for Himself 29
5 When Methodology Becomes Idolatry 41
6 The Circle of Missional Living: Worship-Discipleship-Mission 52
7 The Circle of Worship: A Vertical Vortex 63
8 The Circle of Discipleship: Gods Parenting Process 75
9 The Circle of Mission: From Attractional to Attractive Missional 85
10 God's Great Strategy: Four Missional Mandates 96
11 Culture: A Tool from God 110
12 Missions 101 for Worshipers 126
13 Leading Through Change to Action 141
14 A Missional Discipleship Plan 158
15 Strategies for Going 172
16 A Vision that Goes Full Circle 184