Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Review: Insourcing by Randy Pope

I just finished reviewing Randy Pope's new book, Insourcing, which introduces the philosophy of Life On Life Missional Discipleship.  My husband and I lead the small group ministry at our church, and we are slowly transitioning to a missional community framework while simultaneously looking to integrate more discipleship into our community.  So this book was very timely. 

After reading several books on missional communities, this wasn't new information, but he packaged it well.  He keys in on five concepts, and gives examples to help readers understand each one:
* Truth: the study and application of scripture
* Equipping: creating a replicable model for discipleship
* Accountability: creating structures for accountability and life change
* Mission: living like Jesus where members live, work and play
* Supplication: Praying for each other and with each other

The appendix also has an outline of the Journey discipleship curriculum that Pope developed.  It's helpful for churches who want to start outlining a personalized plan, and it also gives a teaser for the curriculum which can be purchased.

It's a good read for church leaders (pastors or lay leaders or small group leaders) who want to explore ways to strengthen community and discipleship.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


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