Travel across North America and read the stories of "Luke 10 people" meeting Jesus in their neighborhoods. Be inspired by the ordinary and everyday ways in which Christian leaders have discovered new ways to be the church.
Our need to connect with neighbors seems more difficult now than ever but Chung and Meehan say we shouldn't be afraid of change and to listen to the Spirit's prodding.
"What does "Church" look like? Even before a global pandemic, we were seeing the Spirit at work in creating connections and forms that expand our biblical imagination of church. Joining Jesus is a wonderful field trip and field guide to help us listen and learn about what God is doing in diverse settings so that we are encouraged and challenged as to what evangelism and discipleship can be as we follow God in mission - together!"
President and Professor of Church Planting and Leadership,
Calvin Theological Seminary
These engagingly told local stories teach us a crucial universal message. When we reach out in faith--as the Christian Reformed Church has done in recent decades--to embrace communities that go beyond past definitions of who "we" are, wonderful things happen. Most importantly, we grow together as believers into a more profound awareness of who we are in Jesus Christ.
President and professor of Christian philosophy
Fuller Theological Seminary
"This book is a theological collage, weaving stories together like a spiritual quilt. It celebrates the active, feet-on-the-ground, faith of incredible people, like my friend Taehoo Lee in Philadelphia. It is a reminder that Christianity is not just a way of believing… it is a way of living in the world. Let this book inspire you to live out the revolution of Jesus wherever you are!"
Author, activist, and co-founder of Red Letter Christians
Moses Chung is director of mission innovation of Christian Reformed Church's Resonate Global Mission and former executive director of Christian Reformed Home Missions. He is an ordained minister in the CRC and earned a master of divinity degree from Calvin Theological Seminary and a doctorate in missional leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He worked for nearly 20 years in parish ministry and church planting settings in Southern California, Michigan, and South Korea.
Christopher Meehan is a senior writer for the Christian Reformed Church and an ordained commissioned pastor serving an inner-city CRC congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The author of 10 books, including mystery novels, church histories and biographies, he has a master of arts degree from Michigan State University and a diploma in ministry from Calvin Theological Seminary. He worked for nearly 30 years as a newspaper journalist covering religion and health.