When We Belong. Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins. (Herald Press/June 2022)
If you’ve been searching for language to describe a faith and community where you can live out your whole being…I’ve got a couple ideas. Step into a journey toward liberation, belonging, and a faith that makes you whole again.
We need belonging to survive and thrive. For Christians who know the pain, isolation, and loss of identity that comes with the ongoing struggle to be seen in churches and institutions full of barriers to belonging, you are not alone. Sometimes it can feel easier to walk away from faith completely. But there is another way. When it feels as though there’s no place left to belong, Jesus invites us into a love that knows no bounds and a community that truly liberates.
Coming Summer 2022
#changethestory A Short Resource on Dismantling Racism in the Church
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When you sign up to my newsletter you will receive this E-book for free! #changethestory is an introductory resource is an excellent starting point for those embarking on the journey to anti-racism. It contains six short chapters including recommended reading lists, article links, videos and movie lists, and more! If you’re figuring out first or second steps towards embodying justice in faith and community, here’s a start.
Thrive. Ideas to lead the church.
Published in 2017, my second book holds particular significance in the current/post-COVID world. How will the church re-imagine its posture in the midst of change? We can’t keep doing the same. Christianity in North America has been pushed to the margins. Society is less religious, church attendance is mostly stagnant, and now we’ve learned we can do without a Sunday service. In this context, leaders are struggling to find answers knowing we can’t go back in time, but unsure how to move forward with new ideas and vision.
Thrive will outline new ways of thinking and methods to re-imagine movement, change, and leverage new ideas in your church or community. We live in a moment of opportunity to thrive as church in God’s hope for a post-Christian world. Unlock features in you and your church to become co-creators in your cities, neighborhoods, and beyond.
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What Others Are Saying About “Thrive”.
David Ruis, National Director of Vineyard Canada
I like the way Rohadi thinks. I like the way Rohadi’s heart beats. I like the way Rohadi leans into healthy scepticism without the caustic critique of the cynic. I love it when people have the integrity and courage to allow the Spirit to lead them into becoming the answer to their own prayers. Rohadi has done so, not just by penning this great little book, but by living it out, day by day. Let us do the same.
JR Woodward, National Director, V3 Church Planting Movement
In Thrive, Rohadi not only wakes us up to reality, but he prophetically inspires. His passion for God and people bleed through these pages. His apostolic vision for the church is captivating. He shares hard won nuggets of truth along with his struggles and failures. He’s real. He is like the men from the tribe of Issachar, he understands the times in which we live, and what we must do. With theological depth and practical wisdom, Rohadi calls the church to shift from survive mode to thrive mode.
Jared Siebert, Director of Church Planting, Free Methodists Church in Canada & Director of New Leaf Network
For many years, Rohadi has been a voice calling out from edges of the church in Canada. This book is a helpful primer for people that want to join him by intentionally choosing to live out the gospel at the edges of Christendom. His perspectives are raw and real. You owe it to yourself to take a look.
Tim Schultz, Director of Mosaic Ministries
Rohadi wrestles with the questions of how we need to re-imagine how we be and do church and mission to engage the “nones” and the “dones” in our Western culture. What deepens his credibility, and gives his message weight, is that Rohadi is a practitioner. I highly commend his thought provoking, prophetic, and hopeful book for practitioners who know in their gut that we need to follow Jesus to the margins where His Kingdom is breaking in!
Rohadi Nagassar (BA Econ., MDiv) is a writer, church planter, speaker, entrepreneur, and non-profit developer. He is the founder of Calgary Missional Church, and co-founder of a multi-ethnic urban church called Cypher Church. His writings include topic of re-imagining faith in a modern world, and anti-racism/justice.
Rohadi operates a marketing consulting firm and small publishing house. He also serves as President of the board of directors for Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta and as a board member for Mosaic Ministries in Calgary. Learn more about him on the About page. Read more of his articles from around the web found below.
Soul Coats: Restoration
Inspirational adult coloring book. 64 pages of professionally illustrated scenes from the Bible like you’ve never seen before! Bulk quantity discounts available for ministries (up to 75% off).
Soul Coats: Restoration – Study Guide
Free downloadable study and reflection guide that accompanies my adult coloring book. A perfect addition for personal and small group gatherings.