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Kingdom Collaboration ? God's People Working Together

To: National Desk

Contact: Dave Hackett, 425-673-5644, dhackett@visionsynergy.net

EDMONDS, Wash., June 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- When Christians work together, not only are they more effective but their work offers a clear demonstration of God’s power to the world. That’s the foundation of "Well Connected: Releasing Power, Restoring Hope Through Kingdom Partnership," a new book by Phill Butler. "Well Connected" (read endorsements: www.connectedbook.net/endorsements.html) provides leaders and ordinary lay people with tools for launching and sustaining effective ministry collaboration.

Butler says the book offers lessons learned from more than forty years of working with leaders around the world, during which time he has seen good people doing good things – but often in isolation – without fellowship, encouragement, or coordination with others. Butler adds that “Knowing Jesus’ desire for us to work in unity, as expressed in John 17:21, it seemed there was a major gap between what we believed and what our ministries experienced.”

"Well Connected" clarifies the value of Kingdom collaboration then provides a biblical and theoretical framework. The book also focuses on practical “how to” questions that believers face when bringing God’s people together for more effective ministry such as, “How can people and ministries of different backgrounds work together?” and “The task seems so complex, where do I start?” Key principles, case histories and unique explanatory charts and diagrams move the reader from early vision and exploration to launching and sustaining an effective Kingdom partnership.

The more than 80 stories and case histories include: local neighborhood initiatives, city-wide efforts, international medical programs, and unreached people evangelism. Chapters are dedicated to ministering in urban areas, Christians in business, and future opportunities. A companion study guide will be released within six months. The "Well Connected" website (www.connectedbook.net) allows readers to give feedback on the book and share their ministry partnership stories.

"Well Connected" is published by Authentic Media and World Vision and is available to order online at www.connectedbook.net.

Phill Butler’s career began in the media, first as a journalist of over 10 years with ABC News. Butler is the founder of Intercristo and InterDev. Today he heads visionSynergy, a ministry that equips leaders with the tools and training needed to begin collaborative ministry including a regular eNewsletter on partnership (www.powerofconnecting.net).