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The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community

ISBN: 978-0-470-43533-5
224 pages
November 2008, Jossey-Bass
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Written for those who are trying to nurture authentic faith communities and for those who have struggled to retain their faith, The Tangible Kingdom offers theological answers and real-life stories that demonstrate how the best ancient church practices can re-emerge in today's culture, through any church of any size. In this remarkable book, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay "two missional leaders and church planters" outline an innovative model for creating thriving grass-roots faith communities.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Reggie McNeal.


An Invitation.

1. Fiona.

2. Elvis Has Left the Building.

3. Tremors.

4. U-Haul.

5. Moving Violations.

6. Posture.

7. The 1,700-Year Wedgie.

8. Paradigm.

9. Jipped.

10. Another Angle.

11. Lift Up the Hood.

12. Tip It Over.

13. The Hello Experiment.

14. Leaving.

15. Listening.

16. Living Among.

17. Loving Without Strings.

18. Inviting In.

19. Togetherness.

20. Oneness.

21. Otherness.

A Day in the Life.


The Authors.

The Missional Church Apprenticeship Practicum.

Church Resource Ministries.


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Author Information

HUGH HALTER is a specialist with Church Resource Ministries and the national director of Missio, a global network of missional leaders and church planters. He is also lead architect of Adullam, a congregational network of incarnational communities in Denver, Colorado (www.adullamdenver.com).

MATT SMAY co-directs both Missio and Adullam and specializes in helping existing congregations move toward mission. Halter and Smay direct the MCAP "missional church apprenticeship practicum," an international training network for incarnational church planters, pastors, and emerging leaders (www. missio.us).

ABOUT LEADERSHIP NETWORK — The mission of Leadership Network identifies and connects innovative church leaders, providing them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at www.leadnet.org.

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