The Misfit Mission

How to Change the World with Surprises, Interruptions, and All the Wrong People

By Scott Chrostek Published
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Inspiration for a radically different approach to Christian faith and community Many church leaders and other people of faith feel constrained by time-worn strategies, tactics, and attitudes. Unwritten rules of how to do church seem to force us into neat and tidy patterns. But new ideas and methods are bubbling up in all corners of the Church, and new leaders are taking risks, creating opportunities, and rewriting their communities’ definition of church. One such leader is author Scott Chrostek. In The Misfit Mission, Chrostek describes what it looks like for us to do the right thing in ministry, even when logic or ‘rules’ say it’s the wrong thing. He shows how we really can do more than we might ask or imagine, when we remember God’s call and the promises of scripture—when we live each day with the expectation of holy surprise.

Chrostek shares inspiring stories from all sorts of people, and often funny, poignant tales from his ministry as church planter and campus pastor of The Church of the Resurrection Downtown, in urban Kansas City. He illustrates how people can uncover their innate passion for knowing and serving Christ, and how a church can become an integral part of the community. The misfit mission is God’s own creative, surprising, crazy-beautiful way, and this book proves how we can be a part of it!

Endorsements

“Scott reminds us all to be open to God’s creative possibilities in our personal lives and mission fields to accomplish far more than we could think or imagine. Lord, could you even use someone like me?”
—Bob Crossman, New Church Strategist, Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church

About the Author

Scott Chrostek

Scott Chrostek is pastor at Resurrection Downtown, a campus of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Before life in the church, Scott spent five years working in the field of investments. Scott completed his M. Div. at Duke Divinity School and has served the church as an ordained elder for ten years.  Scott launched RezDowntown in 2009, and it has grown dramatically ever since. He is active as a coach and mentor to church planters across the country and spends time speaking with young adults about finding life at work. He lives with his wife, Wendy, and their son, Freddy, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.