PASSION & PURPOSE: Believing the Church
Can Still Change the World
by Jimmy Seibert in Stores Today
“To visit Antioch Community Church is to visit the book of Acts; to hear their passion is to hear the heart of God; to listen to their stories of global impact makes you realize…it can happen today!”
Max Lucado, New York Times Best-selling Author
Waco, Texas (April 7, 2014) – Seeking to empower and encourage both churches and individuals, author and pastor Jimmy Seibert’s new book PASSION & PURPOSE: Believing the Church Can Still Change the World (Clear Day Publishing), is releasing today, April 7, 2014 in retail stores, online and in e-book formats. Seibert, senior pastor of Antioch Community Church and founder and president of Antioch Ministries International, captures the story of their church that lives intentionally in their focus on intimacy with Jesus, discipleship, church planting, evangelism, and radically obeying the Word of God.
Seibert says, “I felt led to write this book now because I believe there is a deep need for more voices calling people to a radical devotion to Jesus. We wanted to inspire others to believe in the Church again – not just biblically, but practically – as we rally together to be the moral conscience of our nation and the hands and feet of Jesus in the earth.”
PASSION & PURPOSE proclaims a message of the power of the church in modern society. A message that individuals who come together, focused on loving Jesus and being dedicated to His work can have a global impact. He hopes PASSION & PURPOSE creates a stirring in the hearts of churches to go out and be the church as described in the book of Acts, to go be salt and light in a dark world.
Antioch Ministries International has become one of the fastest growing evangelical movements in the country as well as a common case study among students of church planting and mission work. After a life-changing experience with Christ and deciding to follow Jesus at any cost, Seibert started Antioch Community Church in one of the poorest, most crime-ridden and drug-infested parts of Waco, Texas. Along with a small group of likeminded believers, Seibert embarked on a journey to simply say “yes” to the next thing God led them to do. The result has been an astounding adventure of walking with the Holy Spirit, building intimate community, and living with radical intentionality.
Antioch International Movement of Churches has now grown into a network of more than 75 churches around the world, with 28 churches in the U.S. There are church plant teams in several regions in the world where Christians are regularly persecuted for their beliefs.
Early readers of the book have given encouraging endorsements, including the foreword by Max Lucado. Others are affirming PASSION & PURPOSE and the work of Antioch Community Church:
“Living for Christ with passion and purpose is truly an adventure, and there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of His story. Jimmy Seibert and Antioch Community Church have been right in the middle of this. You will be inspired by their story and how they have seen God at work in their community and around the world. My prayer is that you will carefully read this book with an eye on how it can point you toward pursuing Christ and His purposes more each day.”
David Wills, President, National Christian Foundation
“Antioch is built on a foundation of godly character, skilled competence, and clear strategy to ignite movements of disciples making disciples of Jesus among the least reached people of our world. Antioch goes around the corner and around the globe to serve the least and the lost. I have witnessed the impact of their ministries for many years in many countries, and I highly commend them to you.”
Floyd McClung, Founder and Director, All Nations, Cape Town, South Africa, and Author
To see a short video of Seibert sharing firsthand why he wrote the book, please see:
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PASSION & PURPOSE: Believing the Church Can Still Change the World
By Jimmy Seibert
In Stores and online April 7, 2014
Hard Cover Retail: $19.99
Publisher: Clear Day Publishing
Available anywhere books are sold
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