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What Church Can Be: An Optimistic Vision

What Church Can Be: An Optimistic Vision

by Matthew Kruse


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Are you committed to building a strong local church in a post-Christian context, but unsure what’s possible, or how to go about it?

What Church Can Be was written for you.

Pastor and church planter Matthew Kruse’s deeply loved hometown of Boston is a decidedly secular city where the gospel is primarily met with disinterest or disdain. The average Bostonian – wounded by one of the worst scandals in American church history and convinced that they have no need for “religion” – is out on church. And yet, by God’s grace, Kruse has not only helped birth a beautiful and viable church that is thriving among the locals there, but he’s also helped build a family of contextualized churches who are loving and leading New Englanders to the grace of the gospel.

In What Church Can Be, Kruse fuses theological exposition with personal memoir and a bevy of helpful blueprints into an optimistic and executable vision for leaders who are seeking to build healthy church cultures that foster gospel advance.

Matthew Kruse is the founding pastor of Seven Mile Road, a gospel-centered church just north of Boston. He and his wife Grace have four sons and daughters whom you’d love. Along with a handful of locals, Kruse planted the original Seven Mile Road in 2001 and has seen it become a family of churches stretching from Maine to the Cape. His work has been featured by The Gospel Coalition, Acts 29, Advance Initiative, and SEND Network. He doesn’t drink coffee, own skinny jeans, or know how Pilates work, but he does love the gospel, the church, and a pickup game here and there.

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ISBN-13: 9781630505646
Publisher: Salem Publishing Solutions
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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