Here are some written resources to equip you for scripturing, eating, and neighboring together. We hope one of them is helpful. Let us know any feedback you have — email us at inviting conversation @ gmail .com (spaces only to inhibit trolling — it’s all together as an email).
The 1st edition of LIVE SENT: you are a letter came out in 2009 to encourage a network of church leaders who were equipping for everyday disciple-making relationships. In 2012, a second and more robust edition with added stories came out, along with a Spanish version (see below).
Here’s the Amazon Link.
Compre la versión en español haciendo clic aquí.
FREE eBook — Inviting Along: Five Shifts to Help You Move from Informational to Relational Disciple Making came out in 2018. It’s worth the read if you are looking for a short, simple tool to equip people to remember their identity in Christ as they help others discover their identity with Jesus, too.
This book should probably be retitled “Together Becoming an Answer to the John 17 Prayer,” because that’s what it’s about. It’s the story of how a group of churches in a community quit praying all the prays they had been praying and started paying attention to the prayer Jesus prayed the night before He was crucified. In 2013, when it came out, Ed Stetzer said beyond My church: thinking and living so that the world may know was 10 years ahead of its time. Considering that the 2020 them for Exponential’s annual conference was “Together; the Great Collaboration” based on the John 17 prayer, I would say Ed was wrong. It was only 7 years ahead of its time.
You can grab the book here.
TRADECRAFT: for the church on mission is a great book that encourages Jesus-followers to love their cities and communities well, fully aware of the story of their neighbors and able to connect their story with the story of Jesus. It’s brought to you by our friends at The Upstream Collective.
Click here to get it!