Being amisfit does not disqualify you from a dynamic life—it prepares you for it.
Matthew Barnett knows a thing or two about misfits.
As founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, a twenty-four-hourchurch that ministers to thirty-five thousand hurting people a week, Barnett hasseen a little of everything. Gangsters, addicts, orphans, taggers, cutters, thesick, the suffering, the hopeless—all the misfits of the world come through theDream Center’s doors in search of hope.
But when Barnett first arrived in LA, it was he who felt like the misfit. In Misfits Welcome, he shares the simple, life-changinglesson he has learned from twenty years of ministering to the forgotten: Beinga misfit prepares you to do the work of the Lord.
Have you found yourself ina jarring new era of life? Have your circumstances deviated drastically fromyour plans? Maybe you’ve felt like a misfit all your life, or maybe you’re stillhaunted by yesterday’s mistakes. Whatever the case, rejoice! It is at your mostbroken that you are most ready for what God has in store. Misfits Welcome is not just about embracingthe misfits around us—it is about embracing the misfits within us and using them for the glory of God.
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