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Right Here, Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People
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Right Here, Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People

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Baker 2011

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$14.99

Overview

No matter where you are, you are on a mission. You have concern for others. You want to be involved in solutions. You want to live your life for Jesus. You want to be a missional Christian. But what does that really mean? How can you live out God’s mission in the world, right here, right now?

In this inspiring yet practical book, Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford show you how to live missionally regardless of your situation, vocation, or location. Touching on issues of discipleship, spirituality, and church at every level of experience, Right Here, Right Now calls you to be the person God has made you to be.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Analyzes what missional living looks like
  • Encourages Christians to be missional in their local communities
  • Illustrates the impact missional living can have

Contents

  • Putting Our Hearts into It (Missional Paradigm)
    • Putting the Extra in the Ordinary: Viewing Daily Life with a Missionary’s Eye
    • Meet the Extras: The Habit of Beholding Others
    • From Paper to Pavement: Believing and Being the Gospel
  • Wrapping Our Heads around It (Missional Analysis)
    • Laodicean Cul-de-sacs: Western Affluence and Spiritual Bankruptcy
    • Losing for Winning: Freeing Ourselves to Live Missionally
    • Oh Raaaawb! When Things Go Wrong in the Suburbs
  • Doing Something about It (Missional Action)
    • Beyond Kumbaya: House Churches and Small Groups as Communities of Mission
    • Y’all Come Back Now, Ya Hear? Rediscovering the Joy of Hospitality
    • Salt Blocks and Salt Shakers: The Power of Scattered Saints

Praise for the Print Edition

Finally, a book that takes all the missional theory and turns it into practical reality for the average person. I can’t think of a more important topic for followers of Jesus everywhere to be learning and living out.

—Dan Kimball, pastor, author, Emerging Church movement leader

The missional church movement doesn’t focus on doing church better; it is about being church better in the world, where the mission of God is under way. God already has his people deployed in every domain of culture, so the challenge is releasing the church to be the church where it already is. Right Here, Right Now is a powerful new resource for this strategy. It is both inspirational and instructional for serious Jesus-followers who understand church as a verb.

—Reggie McNeal, missional leadership specialist, Leadership Network

In Right Here, Right Now, my friends Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford help us raise up a movement of people on mission. For too long, missional church writings have focused on pastors and neglected people. Alan and Lance help us involve all God’s people in God’s mission.

Ed Stetzer, president, LifeWay Research

Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford help us to see our role as missionaries in the twenty-first century in their outstanding book Right Here, Right Now. You will never again see yourself as just another average Christian. Alan and Lance help us see how every one of us can play a role in God’s mission here and now.

—Dave Ferguson, lead pastor, Community Christian Church

With this book, the writing on the missional church has gone from QED (Quod Erat Demonstrandum—‘which was to be demonstrated’) to QEF (Quod Erat Faciendum—‘which was to be done’). Hirsch and Ford believe that we’ve ‘demonstrated’ enough. It’s now time for ‘doing.’ This book shows how to be missional Right Here, Right Now.

—Leonard Sweet, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, Drew University

If you are looking for a compass to navigate your neighborhood toward the gospel, this book will point you in the right direction.

Frank Viola, author, speaker, and Emerging Church expert

Product Details

About the Authors

Alan Hirsch is founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and cofounder of Shapevine.com, an international forum for engaging with world-transforming ideas. Currently he leads an innovative learning program called Future Travelers which helps mega churches become missional movements. He is the author of numerous books, including The Forgotten Ways, and coauthor of Untamed.

Lance Ford is the cofounder and director of Shapevine.com, and the former director of the Northwood Church Multiplication Center. With more than 20 years of experience as a pastor and church planter, Lance is a writer, coach, consultant, and an adjunct professor.