A Missional Guidebook for Megachurches

Alex Absalom and Greg Nettle have co-authored a new e-book entitled One Of: Beginning the Missional Journey, which documents “the first part of the story of the transition that RiverTree has gone through in recent years.”

As Alex describes the book, “Greg writes about the journey that the church went through from being just For people, to being With them, to (crucially) becoming One Of, and thus enabling the Holy Spirit to come and live In them, so that they can then in turn go and make disciples. I then share about some of the practical steps that have taken place over the past 18 months in moving the church into a stronger disciple-making mindset.”

One Of is available as a free download for Kindle and other e-readers (including PDF) — from Exponential, in partnership with Stadia Church Planting, Visioneering Design, Compassion International, and Synergy. It looks like an excellent resource, especially for larger churches that are looking at how to make the missional shift.

Are you going to download the free One Of e-book? Why or why not?

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  • http://www.alexabsalom.com Alex Absalom

    Thanks so much for this kind post. We’d love to hear feedback from you all as you read One Of (it’s under 12,000 words!), as currently we’re in the process of writing the second book (also short and free!) in the series, called Disciples Who Make Disciples. The plan is for Exponential to release that in mid-October. Thank you everyone!

  • http://www.tabledallas.org/ Nathan Hill

    I downloaded it right away – a good read – some great food for thought. Thanks for posting the link, Steve, especially as RiverTree is in our family it seems in relation to congregational polity and all. And nice to see Alex post on here too. It sounds like they are having fun.

    I’d love to see more about how Alex and Greg define consumerism in the church though. Greg tells a short story about a church member who complained that they need to wear more Easter-appropriate clothes. I’m curious how that fits into his framework as Christian consumerism. That church leaders should meet or serve their members’ expectations or demands?

  • Mitch Grivins

    Thanks Alex and Greg. This was a helpful account because of your insightful and thoughtful reflections. I appreciated the shorter, straight to the point nature of the book. I often don’t finish books, but this I did. I love the fact that it is real, not hypothetical. It feels real. Includes the good, bad and some ugly. I appreciate that. Enjoyable and easy to read. Again, thank you.