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By Tim Dickau,Charles Ringma

ISBN-10: 1498212468

ISBN-13: 9781498212465

ISBN-10: 1608992586

ISBN-13: 9781608992584

What practices may well a group of religion take in that might endure witness to the choice global Jesus envisions and calls us in the direction of? that's the query that Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, an first and foremost small and fragile workforce of Christ fans, has saved asking during the last 20 years. alongside the best way, this small crew has spawned a colourful neighborhood of religion that has traveled alongside 4 trajectories in the direction of a shared lifestyles in neighborhood, radical hospitality, justice for the least, and confession resulting in transformation. In a tradition the place individualism, consumerism, injustice, and autonomy form us all, those practices have re-shaped not just the folk of this church but additionally the local they inhabit within the East facet of Vancouver, British Columbia.

For somebody desirous to get better old yet newly formed practices of the 1st disciples, Plunging into the dominion manner deals renewed wish. by means of pertaining to their tale in dialog with a number of theologians, sociologists, and philosophers, Tim Dickau sparks the mind's eye for a way you and your pals, your group, or your church can reside out the novel imaginative and prescient of Jesus on your local at the present time. Plunge in and you may realize renewed wish for you to really keep on with the way in which of Jesus today.

". . . a deeply compelling and fascinating portrait of a neighborhood that practices hospitality and justice whereas nurturing a robust religious and communal lifestyles. Tim Dickau's cautious description of a unmarried congregation provides his readers first-class assets for imagining what a fuller dedication to a nation manner may well seem like of their personal contexts."

-Christine D. Pohl
Professor of Social Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary
Author of creating Room: convalescing Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

"It is something to 'talk the talk.' it's really one other to 'walk the walk.' This ebook shows the best way Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (led via Tim Dickau) walks the stroll in freedom and braveness and knowledge. the present obstacle within the church leads us to fall again on particular narratives, in order that we may possibly examine what's actual and transferable from one group of discipleship to a different. Dickau bargains a whole degree of functional theology that's permeated with justice, generosity, hospitality, and forgiveness. This booklet will advisor and empower others to stroll by way of religion the place our sight more and more fails us."

-Walter Brueggemann
Columbia Theological Seminary

"The tale that Tim Dickau tells here's the tale of a congregation that has heard and bought the excellent news: 'The country of God has come close to. Repent and think the nice news.' that's, this congregation has dared to put up their existence to this coming country and its Lord. In doing so, they've got discovered to serve the place they've been positioned. The existence that they've present in this submission has now not been hoarded or safe in the back of excessive partitions and thick doorways. as an alternative this lifestyles has been given away of their local, on their streets, of their houses, espresso retailers, and markets. it's a public religion formed in neighborhood by way of cheerful and difficult self-discipline. the tale isn't entire yet its finish is bound as the imaginative and prescient that empowers their witness is the crucified and risen Messiah despatched by way of the affection of the daddy and current at the present time within the strength of the Holy Spirit. a person who reads this tale takes the danger of being captured by way of that very same imaginative and prescient and known as to deeper existence within the nation. absolutely that's the excellent news of Christ."

-Jonathan R. Wilson Carey Theological collage writer, residing Faithfully in a Fragmented World

Tim Dickau is the lead pastor of Grandivew Calvary Baptist church in East Vancouver, British Columbia. Like many in his church, he lives in group along with his kinfolk and housemates.

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