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Underground Church

Narrated by: Mark Smeby, Gabe Wicks
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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What if the church truly empowered people to engage in God's mission?

Something extraordinary has been happening in Tampa, Florida. A new expression of the church has been quietly growing. It's something of an experiment, but over the last 10 years the church has been validating its ideas with sustained and growing results. At The Underground, being the church is not focused around a weekly gathering or church programs. It's about empowering individuals to respond to God's call to ministry and mission, especially to the poor and disadvantaged in our midst.

While many churches talk about discerning calling and engaging in mission, very few are structured to make this their ministry focus. Underground Church is a new vision for the church rooted in its biblical mission to share the love of God and serve the poor. Sanders explores how to make structural changes, how to think about leadership, how to fund ministries, and how to truly engage people in God's mission. Filled with creative insights, he explains what it means to center the mission of the church around the callings of individuals to outward ministry - whether that involves leading Bible studies in the workplace, feeding the homeless, or working to free women and children from sex trafficking.

This book will both tell the inspiring story of a church that is rethinking what church looks like while also outlining and uncovering the principles that transfer for every church and Christian community that hopes for more. It's the true story of a 10-year experiment that unpacks the possibilities of a church structured and streamlined for mission.

Additional illustrations, charts, and The Underground manifesto are available through the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Brian D. Sanders (P)2018 Zondervan

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  • Robert & Rebecca
  • 16-01-2020

Great book, but I’m torn

The book was well written, easy to listen to, and follow the path that made sense. The narration was very good with a lot of emotion. However I am a little torn with the content itself. There are some things the author says about the church in Christianity that thrilled me, and other things that I’m not so sure about. Thankfully after listening to the whole book, I realized that the author is humbly writing about his experiences and actually INVITING someone to build on them or even challenge them. Too many books like this are written simply as a pridefully innovative way to revamp God’s church. That was not this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2020

Innovative

I finished this book inspired to dream again about what church can be in my context

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  • TLee
  • 02-12-2019

Paradigm Shift

The book was my first auditable. I was informative and filled with useable ideas. Enjoy.

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  • Kevin
  • 11-12-2018

A great read

I would ask every Christian looking to start a ministry to read/listen to this book. I'm going to reach out to the author and/or his team and discuss this further.