Mission Shift
Mission Shift
By Kayle de Waal

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“The local church is the future of Adventism . . .”
We are living in one of the fastest periods of change in human history and the local Adventist church is in danger of becoming irrelevant, even out-dated. The local church is at the crossroads and needs to biblically reinvent itself to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. 
Will the local Adventist church continue in its same structural mode or can we shift to a new paradigm of mission and ministry? What changes will we make to turn around poor growth figures in many Western nations and communities? How will we respond to Generation Y and Millennials, who will be the church of the future? How can discipleship become the heart and centre of the mission of the church as outlined by Jesus? 

“God’s dream for the Seventh-day Adventist Church is for it to be the last discipleship movement on earth, preparing people for Jesus’ soon return. Kayle de Waal shares this dream in this book. He gives historical and theological insights into what needs to happen for this movement to become a reality. He gives inspirational practical examples of biblical movement thinking in action. Mission Shift will change your thinking. I found it hard to put down once I started reading, as its message was challenging and encouraging me.”—Glenn Townend, President, South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists 

“If we care about the kingdom of God, about people in our communities and about our church, Mission Shift is the kind of conversation we need to be having. Asking questions about ‘how we’ve always done it’ and how we might do ministry differently is both necessary and faithful to the disciple-making mission we have been given. Mission Shift does this provocatively, with a scholar’s insight, a pastor’s heart and an evangelist’s passion.” —Debra Brill, Vice President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists