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Publication Date: 20 Jun 2019
Publisher: IVP
Page Count: 224
Author: Neil Hudson
ISBN-13: 9781783599929, 9781783599936

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EQUIPPING DISCIPLES FOR THE FRONTLINE
By Neil Hudson
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Summary
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? What sort of churches grow these sort of disciples? What sort of leaders serve these sort of churches?

These are challenges that LICC have been successfully helping churches address with training events, resources and tools. Learning the Way is the follow-up book to Imagine Church (2012). This new book will enable church leaders to know how to lead churches that help people know what it means to serve the purposes of God on their front-lines. It's a book that is based on the latest of LICC's thinking and methods of supporting churches with their practice of ministry.

It will help church leaders to go past good intentions to know how the practices of their church will lead to the development of confident front-line-focused disciples. It will provide a resource that leaders can use with wider church leadership teams. It will ensure that local churches are able to keep the contexts of their church communities central to their mission planning and practice.

Learning The Way offers a clear vision of what it means to be the people of God, guides in reflecting on the shape and culture of church life, and then explores what that means for the leadership styles and expectations of those who have that responsibility. This is a book that will further develop the conversation about churches being communities that shape us for our scattered living.
About the Author
Rev Dr Neil Hudson is the Director of Church Relationships for LICC (London Institute of Contemporary Christianity) and leads of team of consultants who inspire church leaders who want to grow whole-life disciple making communities and develop their culture-change skills. Initially, he led the Imagine Project for LICC - an action-research project exploring the possibilities of churches becoming communities that develop whole-life disciples. The learning gathered in that project led to the IVP book, Imagine Church, published in 2012. As the work continued, a team of trainers and practitioners was formed, and through that team he has led LICC's work with hundreds of churches in the UK and abroad. His team offer training days, learning communities and develop resources for churches to use on an ongoing basis.

For eleven years Neil taught at Regents Theological College and has been a full-or-part time local church leader for over 25 years. He is a leader of the Salford Elim Church.
Press Reviews

Reviews of Imagine Church:

Disciple-making is hard, worthwhile, adventurous living and Neil Hudson’s masterly title will resource and inspire your obedience in the mission of Jesus in your world. I particularly love the underlying culture changing dynamic of Neil's writing. This is the spinal core of this new work calling us to attitude, action and transformation. As a pastor-theologian-leader Neil has gifted the church with something of lasting worth in transforming what can often feel dull, safe and stuck in our church communities. Johnny Douglas The GoodBookstall.org 12 April 2012

Definitely a worthwhile read . Phil Heaps, Evangelicals Now Sept 2012

This is one of those credible and timely books... Hudson is honest about his own journey. This is, and feels, wonderfully liberating for those of us who are excited by the vision but hesitant about what it will involve. ... This is book that any serious Christian and any thoughtful pastor should read. Jeremy Crossly Church Times 4 Oct 2013

This invaluable little book should be compulsory reading for all in church leadership, reminding us that for the vast majority of people, Christian living is about what happens every day, not just on Sunday . Steve Dutfield, Together February 2013

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