From the Back Cover
The age demographic of twelve- to thirty-five-year-olds is Americas most unchurched generation. But God is using innovative new churches to reach thousands of spiritually curious "imperfect people" for his kingdom. No Perfect People Allowedchallenges Christian leaders to engage in the messy art of creating a culture that will reach our postmodern, post-Christian society. The book tells stories of Gods perfect work in the lives of imperfect people, showing that the community of believers is what serves as the final apologetic in a post- Christian age. Although the missional leadership required for creating an authentic new "come-as-youare" culture may feel uncomfortable at first, it holds hope and healing. This book also teaches leaders how to deconstruct five main barriers standing between emerging generations and Christian faith, revealing how the culture of a church can go from being the unseen enemy to becoming its greatest ally.
About the Author
John Burke and his wife, Kathy, founded Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, in 1998. Since then, Gateway has grown to over 3,000 people, 70 percent of whom are in their twenties and thirties, and consists mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. Burke is also the author of No Perfect People Allowed: Creating a Come-as-You-Are Culture in the Church.