New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

We Are the Church … Let’s Act Like It

A Study on the Book of Acts

Linda Tower Pevey • July 2019

BUY Print $11.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $7.99

Earthshaking. Status-quo challenging. World transforming. That's what the church was intended to be.

"An excellent resource for energizing your local church..."
—Mike Slaughter, Author and Pastor Emeritus, Ginghamsburg Church, Dayton Ohio

Problems in the church are nothing new; the book of Acts is full of them. In We Are the Church..., Pevey offers encouragement that today's church can truly be a transformative presence in the world, just as the early church was in the book of Acts.

While some feel the church is a social club with little impact on the world, that very idea runs contrary to God's plan. In We Are the Church... Let's Act Like It, Pastor Linda Tower Pevey offers churches practical and biblical ways to live out their mandate to make disciples and make a positive impact on their community and the world.

We Are the Church... takes readers through a 7-week Bible study of the book of Acts, looking at what it means to be the world-changing church that Jesus Christ intended. The study guides readers through weekly topics that empower them to take action — Act with . . . Power, Generosity, Acceptance, Creativity, Perseverance, Courage, and Witness.

Energize your entire congregation by using We Are the Church... as a churchwide small-group study. A built-in Leader's Guide makes it easy to lead this book in a small-group or Bible-study setting. The book is also suitable for individual use. Expect to see your church energized and renewed by We Are the Church ... Let's Act Like It!

Categories: Bible Study
Linda Tower Pevey is a retired pastor in the United Methodist Church. She holds a master of divinity from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. Pevey looks forward to the opportunities retirement offers her to write and serve. She enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, running, hiking, and kayaking. She lives in Seaford, Delaware, with her husband.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1883-4

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1884-1

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1885-8

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: July 2019

Trim Size: 7.5 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x 0.203 in (d)

Page Count: 96

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts

BISAC1: REL006710

BISAC2: REL006220

BISAC3: REL012120