When I attended / taught a seminar at Soularize this past October, I had the opportunity to hang out with several like-minded people that I’d only known on the web. One such person is a great guy named Jon Huckins. He writes prolifically, especially on issues surrounding the violence in the Holy Land (check out this article at Red Letter Christians). He is also on staff at NieuCommunities in San Diego, so he lives out missional / incarnational church values daily. I got to hang out for a day in his neighborhood at their intentional community, they really have something wonderful happening for the Kingdom!
I’m currently waiting to receive my copy of his new co-authored book (written with Rob Yackley who is also on staff at Nieu and a great guy): Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community. This book will cover in greater detail what I learned about in a seminar with them on missional church. Their approach, as I understand from my time with them, focuses on practices and shared commitments… not dogma. I love this approach and think the book will be a great resource for those who dream of a kingdom-shaped church.
I invite you to check out this video to get a taste of what the book will be about:
CHECK OUT JON HUCKIN’S BLOG TO FOLLOW ALONG AS WELL!