For too long church leaders have placed too great of an emphasis on the size of their church rather than increasing their reach outside the walls of the church building. This has resulted in a predictable set of routines with predictable results. This kind of church life belongs in a museum. Church members are struggling to reach neighborhoods they drive through on their way to church programs. We are failing to impact surrounding communities in a meaningful way. Unreached digs into the stories, struggles, and triumphs of individuals and churches that have reinvented themselves to meet the world where it is, working to reach the ones who are not being reached by anyone else.
The quest for the "silver bullet" of success has hindered us from accessing the timeless principles found in the book of Acts. Peyton Jones, author, pastor, and front-line church planter, reveals that the spiritual climate that Paul and the Apostles stepped into is not all that different from the brave new world the church faces today.
From accidentally planting a church in a Starbucks in Europe, to baptizing members of the Mexican mafia in Long Beach Harbor, Mr. Jones has been on the frontlines of today’s missional movement and has lived to tell the tale. In Reaching the Unreached, he teaches church planters, pastors, and church leaders how to convert pew jockeys into missionaries and awake the sleeping giant of Christ’s church, one person at a time.
Today there are two types of churches: those who put their proverbial heads in the sand, and those who champion 1st century principles, meet the challenges head on, and embrace the adventure of mission in community. Tomorrow, only one type of church will survive—those that accept the challenge to reach the unreached.
- A Buttk-Kicking is a Terrible Thing to Waste
- Not Many Days from Now
- You Will Receive Power
- When the Holy Spirit Has Come upon You
- You Will Be My Witnesses
- In Jerusalem
- In All Judea
- In Samaria
- To the Ends of the Earth