For better or worse, Jesus entrusted his mission to “make disciples of all nations” to us, and it starts in our own neighborhood. On the new missional frontier, being deep is not enough? God is calling forth some missional wild ones. We need to be deep and wild!
Across the United States and beyond, the God who makes all things new is up to something. Amid a Christian landscape that looks and feels like a desert of decline, new oases of the Spirit are springing forth. Inherited congregations with long histories and eep roots are experimenting with cultivating wild forms of church called “fresh expressions.”
Whereas revitalization often involves internal adjustments (an inside-out approach with better preaching, better coffee, better programs, etc.), remissioning through fresh expressions involves an outside-in approach. This book is a guide to help local church folks, the everyday heroes of the faith, make this much-needed journey toward vitality for the twenty-first century church.