A great book on the scope of ministry in the local church. This was a refreshing read on being a gospel shaped community that makes disciples.
“We become disciples by becoming part of the people of God. Baptism marks our birth into the family of God. This is the context where I am made a disciple.”
“Church is not another ball for me to juggle but that which defines who I am and gives Christlike shape to my life”
“Church that is a discrete set of responsibilities, can never carry the weight of Jesus’ mandate. Only life that is infused and transformed by a communal identity can be lived ‘before men’.”
“To be a community of light from which the light of Christ will emanate we need to be intentional in our relationships– to love the unlovely, forgive the unforgiveable, embrace the repulsive, include the awkward, accept the weird. It is in contexts such as these that sinners are transformed into disciples who obey everything King Jesus has commanded.”