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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reggie McNeal Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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In this provocative book, author, consultant, and church leadership developer Reggie McNeal debunks these and other old assumptions and provides an overall strategy to help church leaders move forward in an entirely different and much more effective way.

In The Present Future, McNeal identifies the six most important realities that church leaders must address including: recapturing the spirit of Christianity and replacing church growth with a wider vision of kingdom growth; developing disciples instead of church members; fostering the rise of a new apostolic leadership; focusing on spiritual formation rather than church programs; and shift, from prediction and planning to preparation for the challenges in an uncertain world.

McNeal contends that by changing the questions church leaders ask themselves about their congregations and their plans, they can frame the core issues and approach the future with new eyes, new purpose, and new ideas. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavonne | 2/18/2014

    " I think this is a very helpful and insightful book for leaders and church members. It will take a while to digest and put into practice, but a very important topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 2/12/2014

    " I am finding this encouraging as a minister "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 2/12/2014

    " I rounded up - this would be a 2.5. It does have some interessting ideas about the future of the church, but I just found it really dry and hard to get through. I enver would have picked it up on my own, bute read it for a leadership group at church. That said, it took me 3 months to get through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 2/7/2014

    " Gave this to our church elders one Christmas and I recommend it often. Lays out the issues of the church for a forward-looking response. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Tarkington | 1/26/2014

    " Every church leader needs to read this book. Reggie is blunt, honest and prophetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica King | 1/19/2014

    " I haven't been inspired for change by a book like I was by The Present Future. It made me see Mission in a whole new light. Good stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walt Walkowski | 1/18/2014

    " McNeal presents a compelling, disturbing picture of the reality that churches need to face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 1/15/2014

    " Full of fresh insights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory Soderberg | 12/6/2013

    " A little dated (2003), but still lots of good material to challenge the reigning "church as a country club" mentality so prevalent in America. A good book to begin the Missional journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/23/2013

    " Intriguing questions that the church needs to ask itself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 11/12/2013

    " This book is awesome! It really makes me rethink where Christians/ the church are going in the future and what Christians/ the church need to be about in this time/generation with this new worldview. This is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 4/14/2013

    " i love this book! this book totally changed my paradigms about the church. i definitely recommend this one! in fact, you NEED to read this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler | 11/16/2012

    " I agree with some of the things McNeal has to say, but I wouldn't recommend this book to any of my friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 6/28/2012

    " This book is a must read if you recognize that current church culture is not reflecting the heart of the gospel nor impacting our communities. The author's label of "church club member" may step on your toes, so only read if you are feeling courageous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Tamkin | 6/11/2012

    " was a good discussion starter for small group, but the book itself wasn't all that practical -it just raised questions. to be fair, he said he was just going to raise questions and not answer them, in this book at least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrod | 7/21/2011

    " Good for churches and leaders to examine "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl Watts | 7/20/2011

    " An amazing book Reggie presents some fantastic ideas for how churches can do things differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missyjohnson1 | 3/24/2011

    " wow. One of the best books I have read on the state of/future of the church. At one point I mentioned that he must have our church building/homes "bugged" because he is so right on the mark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/31/2011

    " He sees and knows what our church is going through. Very insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/27/2010

    " This is another work assignment read. It has some very interesting insights into what the church of today misses out on and what opportunities lie ahead if taken advantage of. (I know, too many ending with prepositions.) Very thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 7/12/2010

    " I am finding this encouraging as a minister "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 3/16/2010

    " He sees and knows what our church is going through. Very insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 8/22/2009

    " Every church leader needs to read this book. Reggie is blunt, honest and prophetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/24/2009

    " This is another work assignment read. It has some very interesting insights into what the church of today misses out on and what opportunities lie ahead if taken advantage of. (I know, too many ending with prepositions.) Very thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrod | 12/27/2008

    " Good for churches and leaders to examine
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/19/2008

    " Extremelyu radical book.
    If even 25% of the churches in America really followed these principles.. there would be a massive revival.
    But alas.. we are all infected with Laodicea... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler | 5/21/2008

    " I agree with some of the things McNeal has to say, but I wouldn't recommend this book to any of my friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 4/22/2008

    " This book is awesome! It really makes me rethink where Christians/ the church are going in the future and what Christians/ the church need to be about in this time/generation with this new worldview. This is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 12/19/2007

    " i love this book! this book totally changed my paradigms about the church. i definitely recommend this one! in fact, you NEED to read this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damian | 11/8/2007

    " a lot of this book is written simply to say that the church in America is busy building cabins when it should be making boats.

    and that's about the best way i can explain it. "

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