The Tangible Kingdom>>TK Primer

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Hugh Halter and Matt Smay (authors of The Tangible Kingdom). At the Exponential ’09 conference this week in Orlando I got my hands on their newest resource – an eight-week guide to incarnational community. This is Missional Transformation made practical!

If you are interested in understanding how to “live missionally” with other Christians, this TK Primer is a great tool to help you prepare your heart for mission. It will help you to develop life-long habits that are aligned with the mission of Jesus. “It will help move you into mission regardless of whether you know a lot of details, history, or theology.”
Here’s a video introduction to the TK Primer. (about 17 minutes)

Here are some oThe Tangible Kingdom>>TK Primer | missionalchallenge.comf the Basic Concepts addressed:
Gospel:
the good news of Jesus, capable of transforming everything about a person, their community and their world.

Missional People:
individuals actively committed to living a “sent” life in the context of community.

Sojourner:
a spiritually curious God-seeker; a traveler who has intersected the missional community.

Incarnational Community:
a group of people with the posture, tone, motives, and heart of Jesus; those who physically represent him in a particular location.

Posture:
the attitude of the body; the way a person or community expresses itself to others, especially in nonverbal ways.

The TK Primer provides an initial pathway that will help you and your community start missional activities in your daily life. There are daily readings for you to process together with God — then in community with other Christians who desire to engage those in the culture right where you live.

If you’d like to check it out, you can download the introductions and first 2 chapters as a PDF here.

You can order your own copy online. (It’s not available in stores or at Amazon.com)

UPDATE Feb 24, ’10 – TK PRIMER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM.
To order your copy of the Tangible Kingdom Primer, click
here.

Here’s one of the practical steps suggested in the TK Primer: Bless one person, without any strings attached and without trying to talk about God or getting any acknowledgment.

Reflect on how your heart felt. What is you could live a life of blessing? How might you be different? How might if develop street credibility if every Christian lived this way?

What other practical steps could you suggest for engaging in the mission of Jesus in your circle of influence?

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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