Last week, we finished the first installment [Nov/Dec 2011] of the Roots Reading Initiative focused on the mission of the church. In this installment, we read What Is the Mission of the Church? by Greg Gilbert and Kevin DeYoung (November) and Everyday Church by Steve Timmis and Tim Chester. With each week, discussion questions are made available in the PLNTD Training community, and as each book concludes, we are making a PDF study guide for the entire book that can be used for personal application and training leaders in your own context.
Installment two [Jan/Feb 2012] of RRI begins this week, and the focus is the outworking of the gospel. The goal is to deepen roots in the nature and implications of the gospel individually and corporately. The two books that we are focusing on are Gospel: Recover the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear (January) and Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson (February).
For those interested in the self-feeding initiative of this installment of RRI, here is the reading schedule for the next two months:
Gospel: Recover the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary
January 1-7 (1-68)
January 8-14 (69-144)
January 15-21 (145-90)
January 22-28 (191-256)
January 29-February 4 (1-58)
February 5-11 (59-112)
February 12-18 (113-68)
February 19-25 (169-218)
If you know a church leader or planter who could be helped/edified by an informal regiment for personal growth and development, please pass this on. Our desire at PLNTD is to facilitate meaningful and accessible ways of teaching and training those leading the mission in the local church.