Christiana Rice Endorses

February 16, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

In a world wooing us to pursue our egocentric dreams and a church culture often bogged down with programmatic approaches to effective mission, Alan Roxburgh’s wisdom and teaching around the question, “Where is God at work out ahead of us?” realigns us with the heart of God and the activity of God’s spirit in our … Read More

David Fitch Reviews

February 12, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

On the Notion of Joining God in the Neighbourhood For thirty years (or more), missional thinker Alan Roxburgh has been challenging the N American church to move into the neighborhood. He has an extraordinary grasp of social systems, cultural dynamics, intellectual history and what is happening to us in the West. His newest book, Joining … Read More

Jamie Wilson Reviews

February 9, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

Last weekend, I found myself in an energetic conversation in the foyer of the mosque that meets next door to our church.  My wife, a woman from our congregation, the Imam and I were discussing how to address human trafficking in our neighborhood with the leader of a regional task force on trafficking.  As I … Read More

JR Rozko Endorses

February 9, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

It’s been almost a year since I first read an early copy of Structured for Mission. When I finished reading it I offered the following line of endorsement, “For those of us seeking to lead organizations and networks in ways that open up space for the sake of developing a fresh imagination of how God … Read More

Nick Warnes Reviews

February 9, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

In Joining God, Remaking the Church, Changing the World: The New Shape of the Church In Our Time, the church has a beneficial new resource for reimagining the everyday church in North America. The book is well-suited for introducing people to the larger missional conversation and provides a deep sense of wisdom from a seasoned … Read More

Julianne Barlow Reviews

February 9, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

“What are the challenges we currently face for which we presently have no answer but must address if we’re to live into God’s future for us?”  This question, posed several times in the book pushes us right into . . . well many things; perhaps anxiety, frustration, even fear and anger. We also may experience … Read More

Julianne Barlow Endorses

February 9, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

There have been many books written or coauthored by Alan Roxburgh and at least one copy of most of them are on my shelf or desk. Many other copies have been shared with others and live in their homes or offices.  So, yes, I guess I am a fan. Alan writes books for different audiences; … Read More

Graham Hill Reviews

February 9, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerUncategorized

Is Your Church Structured for Mission? I grew up suspicious of structures. For me, institutions and organizations symbolized much that was wrong in the world. I could speculate why this was the case. I came from a working-class background that resisted authority. My early experiences of institutions convinced me that they were often oppressive. I viewed … Read More

Book Reviews

February 3, 2016By Sara Jane WalkerNow

  Graham Hill Founder of The Global Church Project Is Your Church Structured for Mission? I grew up suspicious of structures. For me, institutions and organizations symbolized much that was wrong in the world. I could speculate why this was the case. I came from a working-class background that resisted authority. My early experiences of institutions … Read More