There have been several books that have radically reshaped my thinking, values, and behavior - the most recent has been Total Church by Steve Timmis and Tim Chester. When I first read it a couple of years ago, it turned just about everything I thought about church on its head. The result has been a methodical process of working with our leaders to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, resulting in a church that intends to live and function as missionaries in community empowered by the gospel.
A few weeks ago, another A29 church produced a study guide to help people walk through Timmis and Chester's book - here's more information:
An A29 church has created a free study guide to go along with the Re:Lit book Total Church, by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. The well-designed 32-page study guide is available for free PDF download here. We’ve talked with Steve Timmis, and he’s excited about this free resource.
For more related resources:
- View video and audio from the Total Church Training at Mars Hill.
- Read the Total Church blog series.
- Get Total Church in the Re:Lit library.