The Misfit Mission tells the story of how doing the ‘wrong’ things can be the right thing for people and churches whose faith motivates them to want to change the world. This book is rooted in the author’s experience as lead pastor at The Church of the Resurrection Downtown and describes the leadership lessons learned, as it has grown into one of the largest and fastest growing churches in Kansas City.
"RezDowntown" has grown as a community of misfits into a community of the faithful because of their willingness to do what have commonly been referred to as the wrong things over and over again. Not only have they done those things consistently, but they’ve done so in a variety of capacities. They’ve hired the wrong people, moved into the wrong buildings at the wrong times and so much more. You name it and they’ve done it, the wrong way, and yet—God’s way. This is the Jesus way.
The Misfit Mission details what the author has found to be the most vital dimensions of great and faithful leadership. These are the things that enabled them to become the persons God created them to be—people who are capable of abundantly far more than anything they could ever ask for or imagine. It will also help readers to think creatively about how God is calling them to transform their churches, (and by extension, their corporations, marriages, or communities) through courageous leadership.