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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