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Zombies, Football and the Gospel

Zombies, Football and the Gospel

Authors: Reggie Joiner

Ready or not, the game is changing.

Life has shifted more dramatically in the past hundred years than it did in the thousand years before. It’s altered more in the past five years alone than it did in the previous fifty years. What does this mean for the next three years? The next ten years?

The problem is we’re not playing a game. The stakes in the church are higher than they’ve ever been. As leaders, we risk the future of this generation if we ignore the rapid pace of change.

In Zombies, Football and the Gospel, author Reggie Joiner walks you through 10 game-changing concepts that will help you navigate the shifting sands of culture and connect with the world around you—both personally and professionally.

(And just in case you’re wondering, zombies and football provide key sign posts along the way.)

The game has changed. It’s time for us to change the way we play—because we can’t afford to lose.


“Innovation requires honest assessment of where we are and where we’re going. By keeping an eye on what’s happening around us, Reggie Joiner points the way going forward in the midst of extraordinary change.”—Mark Batterson, lead pastor, National Community Church and author, Circle Maker

“Once again, Reggie Joiner challenges us to rethink our ministries in Zombies, Football and the Gospel. This book encourages you to consider what’s transformed you, your life and your world and then forces you to think even further.”—Sherry Surratt, CEO and president, Mothers of Preschoolers International

“Reggie Joiner shows us what it means to be a game-changer. His insights on the church and how we can more effectively be the church in this ever-changing culture always challenge and inspire me. This book will do the same for you.”—Jeff Henderson, lead pastor, Gwinnett Church

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  • Reggie Joiner

    Reggie Joiner

    Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. reThink provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids, and teenagers.

    Prior to reThink, Reggie co-founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years as the executive director of family ministry, he developed a new concept for relevant ministry for children, teenagers, and married adults. If you end up road tripping with him across the country on Orange Tour, be prepared to stop at every antique store along the way. He has found a way to wear orange for 3,453 days and counting.

    Reggie has authored and co-authored many books including Think Orange; The Think Orange Handbook; Zombies, Football and the Gospel; Seven Practices of Effective Ministry; Parenting Beyond Your Capacity; Lead Small; Creating a Lead Small Culture; and It’s Just a Phase.

    Reggie and his wife, Debbie, live in Cumming, Georgia, and have four children: Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah, and Rebekah. For more information about Reggie Joiner, follow him on Twitter @ReggieJoiner.