Engage! A Key to Kingdom Impact
In Stock October 30, 2023
Engage! offers church leaders crucial insights into one of the most important characteristics of being a disciple: engaging and loving our neighbors through the building of relationships.
Maynard writes that our churches sit uncomfortably empty while people sit at their kitchen tables, bemoaning that they don’t have any real friends. People going through difficult times have no one to give them support, newcomers to a community find it difficult to meet people, and neighbors pass each other by with only a nod of acknowledgment.
People are looking for relationships. The mission field is ripe for the harvest. How can the church support the development of authentic, inclusive, and transformational relationships? After all, we are at the very center of our being, a relational faith.
Engage! was written to help develop that relational faith.
What readers are saying about Engage!
Phil Maynard’s book Engage! offers church leaders crucial insights into one of the most important characteristics of being a disciple: engaging and loving our neighbors through the building of relationships. Discipleship begins with relationships, and this book will help your disciples be more intentional about living out their faith in deeper, more practical ways.
Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church
In Engage!, Phil Maynard continues and adds to the work he began in Connect! With practical exercises, ideas, and explanations, Phil reminds us of what we need to do and why it is so important. It has been said that people will not care how much you know until they know how much you care. Genuine engagement is like true listening; it cannot be faked, and everyone is looking for it. People are searching, let’s learn how to be hospitable and inviting in living out the relationship we have with Jesus. Engage can help you and your church to do just that.
Dr. Jason Zebert
Conference, United Methodist Church
In Dr. Phil Maynard’s newest book, Engage!, he does what he does best: takes on a complex challenge facing our ever-adapting congregations, clarifies the stakes, and provides spot-on guidance for navigating a way forward to transformational outcomes. This time, the topic is relationships, the lifeblood of our connection to the community beyond our walls. Phil lays out the philosophical and scriptural underpinnings of their importance, then guides us in a step-by-step exploration of ways we can authentically engage the people who need the very community we have to offer. Practical and inspiring, his real-world examples and straightforward assessment of the mission will be valuable in any local context for any size congregation.
Author & Ministry Consultant