SEE RAY ON CAMERA:
THRIVE Conference 2013
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 1, 2016)
Ray Johnston (Sacramento, CA)
Author, ‘Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back; What Christians and the American Church are Missing’;
Senior Pastor, Bayside Church (Granite Bay, CA)
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- Pastoral/church leadership
- The intersection of faith and culture
- Youth ministry
- Bestselling author of four books
- 20-years experience in youth and adult ministry
- Accomplished speaker, having spoken to over four million people since 2005
- In just 13 years at Bayside, has grown a congregation of over 12,000
- Founder of THRIVE Communications and the THRIVE Conference (designed to refresh, invigorate, and inspire ministry leaders, staffers and lay volunteers with a renewed vision for ministry)
- Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University
WHO IS RAY JOHNSTON?
Ray Johnston is the Senior Pastor of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Ca. A 20-year veteran of both youth and adult ministry, he’s the founding pastor of Bayside Church, which has grown to over 12,000 in just a thirteen-year period. A veteran pastor and visionary leader, Ray believes that the church is called to outreach, spiritual growth and equipping our leaders. In addition to his tireless efforts at Bayside, Ray serves as president of Developing Effective Leaders and has authored four books, all of which contain his trademark wit and dynamic style. Ray also speaks frequently at conferences, leadership training events, family camps and national youth events.
WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?
Has the American church lost its way? Is it possible that the American church has misplaced …JESUS? Johnston shares the Jesus of the Bible – the Jesus that the American church has lost — and how we can be Christians full of grace and truth — without being jerks. The book explores how the radical message of the Gospel calls us to love and serve not only our neighbors, but our enemies, as well. Culture and political discourse has, over the years, driven the church from its true mission and identity. How would a reunion, recalibration, refocus on Jesus transform our congregations, our neighborhoods, our cities, our culture and our world?