Gods Belongers by Walker David W.
God's Belongers should transform our thinking about what it means to belong to church. Uniquely David Walker replaces the old and worn division between 'members' and 'nonmembers' with a fourfold model of belonging: through relationship through place through events and through activities. From his extensive practical research the author shows how 'belonging' can encompass a far wider group of people than those who attend weekly services. This opens up creative opportunities for mission in today's world. 'In this excellent book David Walker brings together his considerable gifts as a first-rate mathematician and theologian in a highly accessible manner. The result is not only fascinating and thought-provoking: its insights have the potential significantly to renew the mission of the church in its efforts to make the love of God in Jesus known. I hope it will be very widely read.' The Right Revd Dr John Inge Bishop of Worcester