The Journey of Community Discipling
By Jason Mackey
"Making Disciples." That's a concept that has changed quite a bit through history. Not the truth that we must make disciples, but the ways in which we make them.In his book, The Journey of Community Discipling, Jason Mackey discusses changes in discipling throughout history - and demonstrates the need to find new ways to reach future disciples of Christ.
With the COVI-19 pandemic as the backdrop, Mackey discusses ways the church can reach out to a post-pandemic world in new ways, while demonstrating that they don't always - actually they usually don't - take place inside the traditional walls of the building called "the church."
The Journey of Community Discipling was commissioned as one of many interconnected steps in the journey of The Greatest Expedition. While each step is important individually, we intentionally built the multi-step Essentials Pack and the Expansion Pack to provide a richer and fuller experience with the greatest potential for transformation and introducing more people to a relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, visit GreatestExpedition.org.
Jason Mackey shows us how to gauge our congregation’s vitality through adopting a missional mindset. Mackey shows how this moves us to see worship, congregations, and service through the eyes of those beyond the traditional church. This is an important word for us, and Mackey calls us outside our buildings in this practical resource. The Journey of Community Discipling is the book that will move congregations to throwthe net wider and to move from a come-and-see mentality to a go-&-be church.
Author of Expanding the Expedition Through Digital Ministry
In the newest addition to the Greatest Expedition Series, Rev. Jason Mackeyoffers an antidote to the "make disciples quick" programs that often wither awayas soon as the eight-week video series is over. The Journey of CommunityDiscipling guides the congregation to prioritize intentional disciple-makingby putting authentic relationships (not programs) at the core of the church'slife by pointing the church to its deep relational roots. Along the journey,Rev. Mackey offers several innovative ministry ideas for congregations to"Go andBe" the light of Jesus with their neighborhoods and communities. The Journey of Community Discipling is an outstanding resource for those seeking to re-imagine relational ministry in our new reality, impacted by the pandemic and social change.
Co-Author, Mission Possible 3+
Mackey helps readers break through the barriers of the traditional church to enableus to refocus on the importance of relationship-building in the community. Jasonchallenges us to re-examine the conventional definitions of a faith community andworship. If your church is ready to connect with your community, this is a must-read!
Author, Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World