Be the Church: Discipleship and Mission Made Simple by Caesar Kalinowski and Seth McBee brings together simple pictures and conversations to offer a starting point or a way to get, or keep, the dialogue going around some of the key issues surrounding who we are as the Church and what our mission really is.
As the conversation around being “missional” has come front and center within certain church circles in recent years, many of us struggle to grasp and/or explain to others the basics of what being “on mission” means and and looks like. This short book includes drawings from Seth McBee’s Napkin Theology. Use it to help you understand, explain and illustrate the simplicity of discipleship and mission. Download Be the Church here.
Missional Engagement Made Simple: An Interview with Be the Church authors Caesar Kalinowski and Seth McBee
In @Discipleship in 140 Characters, authors Lindy Lowry and Ron Furgerson shine a light on the discipleship conversation taking place nationwide, including Verge 2013 and Exponential 2013 gatherings. The eBook captures the conversation at Verge 2013 via a thorough collection of more than 100 tweets offering the insights of numerous speakers at the gathering–the fresh ideas that resonated with individuals nationwide as they tweeted and retweeted them to their communities and tribes. @Discipleship in 140 Characters brings you bite-size gems from Francis Chan, David Platt, Dave Gibbons, Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen and more as they focus their thoughts and message on making disciples. Download the FREE eBook here.
Caesar Kalinowski is a church planter, missional strategist and one of founding leaders of Soma Communities. He currently serves as the Director of the GCM Collective, an organization that helps catalyze missional community multiplication across North America. He is a spiritual entrepreneur and an avid storyteller. His background includes communications for Fortune 500 companies, media production, working with youth, and extensive travel in international missions. He has worked in over 17 countries around the world including Sierra Leone, Sudan, Nigeria, Burma, India, Latvia, Romania and the Czech Republic. He owned and operated several businesses in and around the Chicagoland area, then pastored at a megachurch before moving to Tacoma, Washington in 2004 to help launch Soma. At any given moment Caesar is starting a new missional community and handing over another to a new leader. He is currently working to establish new churches throughout several cities in North America and Eastern Europe. Caesar has a Masters Degree in Ministry in the area of Global Leadership. His is a certified coach and Coach Trainer via CoachNet. He has been married to Tina, his high school sweetheart, for 29 years; they have three children, Caesar, Christin and Justine.
Seth McBee is the adopted son of God, husband of one wife and father of three. Heâ€™s a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a finance degree. By trade Seth is an Investment Portfolio Manager, serving as president of McBee Advisors, Inc. Today, he’s a preaching elder with Soma Communities in Renton, Wash., and part of the Executive Team with the GCM Collective. In his down time, he likes to CrossFit, cook BBQ, host pancake ebelskiver breakfasts at his home and many other neighborhood events in his hometown of Maple Valley, Wash. He has been married to Stacy, his high school sweetheart, for 13 years; they have three children: Caleb, Coleman and Madelynn.
Lindy Lowry serves as communications director and editor for Exponential. In that role, she produces Exponential’s e-newsletter, Church Planter Weekly. She has more than 20 years of magazine, newsletter and book writing/editing experience, including nine years as managing editor/editor of Outreach magazine. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Lindy is passionate about helping others tell their story and coming alongside church leaders to partner with them in God’s mission to rescue and restore. She and her husband, Chris, live in San Diego, where they spend their weekends watching their son, Ty, hit a homer or kick a goal. Follow her on Twitter @LindyLowry.
Ron Furgerson serves Exponential in our social media efforts, including blogging and combing the Web for articles of interest to church planters. He is a retired minister and campus pastor at New Life Christian Church in Fairfax County, Va. Ron was ordained in 2003 and served as campus pastor at New Life’s Dulles and McLean campuses. In retirement, Ron continues to serve on the Leadership Team and is a leader in the church’s men’s ministry. Prior to entering the ministry, Ron was a naval officer for six years, serving tours on carriers and destroyers. He later became a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in forensic work as Chief of the FBI Laboratory’s Document Section as a member of the Bureau’s Senior Executive Service. Ron’s wife, Shirley, is a real estate agent. His sons, Thatcher and Patrick, and their families are active in New Life Christian Church. Follow him on Twitter @Ronfurg.