But what does an everyday missionary do?Where and when does everyday mission happen?How can you possibly share the gospel - without killing your relationships?
“Believe it or not, a missing element in being missional is the ‘how’—or implementation—of the process. When push comes down to shove, we tend not to follow through for various reasons. Fortunately Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts, Jr. have addressed the ‘how’ of being missional, especially with their 101 Ways to Demonstrate the Gospel. While I like this book, this section was of particular value in that it put shoe leather on doing the gospel and being missional in the process.
This is must-read material for the pastors and leaders who truly aspire to be incarnational in their missional communities.”
Aubrey Malphurs, Founder of the Malphurs Group, and Senior Professor of Leadership and Church Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary
"In A Field Guide for Everyday Mission, Ben and Bob bring to the table different perspectives, different generations, different stories, and different experiences. But they are unified in something far deeper: a gospel-saturated, Spirit-reliant, urgency and passion for God's mission, which can be—and must be—carried out in more normal settings than most of us realize.
My hope is that God uses this book to open eyes, change our collective posture toward God's call, and inspire many lives on mission, for the sake of the gospel."
- Jeff Vanderstelt, Visionary Leader, Soma Family of Churches
"A warning to those who still see the missional church as a simple program. As Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts point out, the missional church involves transforming the existing culture, the lives of people and the life of a community for the sake of Jesus Christ. This is more than a ‘how to’ book. It's the pathway to deep and lasting transformation."
Rev. Ben Disney, Senior Minister, Arborlawn United Methodist Church, and Lead Consultant, Healthy Church Initiative, United Methodist Church
his wife Jess, and their kiddos Charlotte, Maggie, and Travis, live in Fort Worth, TX. He started and now co-pastors The City Church, part of the Acts29 network and Soma family of churches. With degrees from Baylor University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Ben teaches public speaking at TCU, writes for various publications, trains folks across the country, and blogs in spurts at benconnelly.net.
is the founding pastor of NorthWood Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and has been involved in the planting of over 175 congregations in the US. A leading practitioner of glocal transformation, Bob also works with church planting, development, and global engagement in Australia, Asia, Afghanistan, Mexico, and Nepal, and blogs at glocal.net. Bob is a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Fuller Seminary. He and his wife Niki have two grown children, Ben and Jill.