The mission of God has a church. So the church needs to be in sync with the mission of God. This is the guiding philosophy of the Forge Missions Training Network, which has helped church leaders and laypeople alike all over the world to reach their neighbors, their neighborhoods and their communities with the gospel. In these guides you and your friends will be equipped to be missionaries where you are—which is why God has a church in the first place.
In Power: Living by the Spirit of God you and your friends will wrestle with the fact that the mission of God wouldn't happen without the Spirit of God. You'll consider the role of the Holy Spirit in making God known, making Christian community flourish, and making justice and peace realities in our midst. You'll come to relish the presence and power of God's Spirit even as you move deeper and more boldly into God's mission.
Other volumes in the Forge Guides for Missional Conversation:
Community: Living as the People of GodCulture: Living in the Places of GodMission: Living for the Purposes of GodVision: Living Under the Promises of God
Foreword by Alan Hirsch
Introduction to the Forge Guides
Using the Forge Guides
Introduction: Power: Living by the Spirit of God
Session 1: Living by the Power That Guarantees the Future
Session 2: Living by the Power That Conquers Death
Session 3: Living by the Power That Makes God Known
Session 4: Living by the Power That Establishes Justice, Peace and Freedom
Session 5: Living by the Power That Generates New Community
Session 6: Living as the Church in the Power of the Spirit
Appendix: Tips for Having Great Small Group Gatherings
Recommended Resources for Further Study