Henderson's long career as a teaching pastor and mentor to the younger generations help us walk through this dilemma with refreshing insights about purpose (teleology), Kingdom integrity, form, and the disciplines necessary to transform these communities from the underside. He employs the term refounding as indicating something much more profound than renewala reclaiming of its original intent in the heart and mind of God.
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"Bob Henderson understands the enormous challenge that is plaguing most North American congregations. Rather than bemoaning the symptoms, he articulates the solution. This book is a call to radical discipleship, both individually and corporately. Only those people who are serious about following Jesus in or in-spite of their local congregation should bother to read it!"
Presbyterians for Renewal, Louisville, Kentucky
"With equal parts wit and humor, coupled with a pastor's penetrating insight, Henderson asks the tough questions about the church's relevance today. Readers will find his humility in the face of the church's self-absorbed nature refreshingly honest for a career pastor and missiologist and his steps for refounding the church both practical and compelling. As a self-confessed 'church cynic' and someone torn between my identity as a beloved of God and a millennial in a decidedly post-Christian age, I found Henderson's book both dangerously subversive and altogether captivating.
"Henderson offers three gifts to God's people. He provides a much-needed ecclesiology, one rooted in the good news of the Kingdom, for an Ekklesia estranged from her true mission and identity. He insists that renewal requires humility, the antidote to our proclivity to view the Church as a problem to be solved, rather than a Bride to submit to. Lastly, he reaches the young and dissatisfied, knowing that the Church's future is theirs to embody."
Grace Urban Ministries
"If Robert Henderson never writes again he has given the church a splendid capstone to his years of service in its behalf . . . This is his call to move forward by going back to the core of Christ's teaching about the way God works in the world through chosen disciples. These are they who pledge to obey Christ's teachings and embrace his kingdom mandates. This is a bracing manifesto from a dedicated servant of the Lord who loves Christ's kingdom too much to allow it to be trivialized by churches more interested in being contemporary than being faithful. Tough stuff!"
Fuller Theological Seminary