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Saving Church (Paperback)

Restoring The People of God with Missional Evangelism

Authors: Martyn AtkinsKen Carter

SKU: 978-1-953495-88-4

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What if church isn’t about programs, buildings, or attendance, but about a community of people embodying God’s presence and purpose in the world? Saving Church is a prophetic call for the future that will help you reframe, retrieve, and reclaim the Church’s role as a healing force in the world.

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As a church leader in the post-Christian European context, I found myself inspired, irritated, invigorated and even hopeful reading Saving Church. Atkins and Carter are seasoned church leaders - thinkers and practitioners - with vast experience of wrestling with the reshaping of the church for mission in the European context and US context. Their thorough biblical reflections on mission and the perception that the gospels are missional and evangelistic in nature lead to their compelling vision of the mission shaped church. They make the case that Fresh Expressions offer a healthy missional approach to incarnationally read the post-Christendom culture, build relations, love, serve and make disciples. The several “Pauses” offer searching questions for reflection, which makes the book a brilliant resource for small groups and not least leadership teams.

Christian Alsted
bishop in the United Methodist Church, Northern Europe


The 21st-century Church is in a state of distress. In the pulpit and the pews, people are disquieted, disenchanted, and dispirited.

Some are afraid the church they love won’t be there for the next generation, while others feel tired and desperate for something more.

With skepticism on the rise and church attendance down, churches have a choice: cling to the way things were or stop and ask, “Could God want to do something new in and through us?”

Saving Church is a hopeful, authentic vision for the future of the Church, rooted in the convictions that: 1) The Church is still God’s chosen vehicle for accomplishing His purposes. 2) Things aren’t going back to the way they were – and they shouldn’t.

Combining the expertise and experiences of two giants of missional theology and the Fresh Expressions movement, Saving Church will give you a fresh perspective on what church can be and help you reframe, retrieve, and reclaim the Church’s role as a healing, saving force in the world.

Through storytelling, biblical anecdotes, and honest experience, you will walk away excited for the future with:

  • A healthy theology of mission that makes you want to be part of what God is up to
  • A vision for God’s mission that runs throughout all of Scripture
  • The true meaning of the Great Commission (and why it’s not just about conversion)
  • A fresh take on concepts that can be difficult for a modern audience, like evangelism and
  • repentance
  • A deeper connection to the “why” of Church and God’s intent for it
  • Principles to make your church more missional today

Church and evangelism shouldn’t be about attending an event, engaging in uncomfortable tactics because that’s what you “should” do, or creating a subculture where we expect people to come to us, act like us, and believe like us.

It should be an exciting journey of embodying God’s presence and purpose in the world — a God of expansion, inclusion, outreach, and reconciliation.

Saving Church will give you a renewed sense of what’s possible, permission to do things differently, and a restored passion for sharing God’s goodness with the world.