From Death To Life

Discovering Life Through Failure & Pain

by Rufus Bradley Sr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781449788094
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781449788100
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781449788087

About the Book

From Death to Life is a story about a church that was once thriving, and because of making drastic changes too soon and a lack of vision, it figuratively died. God raised it back from the dead through the proper vision connection and equipped it to be community-driven, through a 501(C)3 organization called Mission in the City. MITC was given to do a specific work in the community by assisting and restoring the community back to good health one person, one block at a time, through programs and services that give life to people suffering from a plague of blight, violence, drug trafficking, unemployment, and gang activities in their communities.

From Death to Life encourages individuals who are seeking balance for their lives. It also encourages pastors with small churches, pastors looking for new ideas for ministry, leaders and organizations that are struggling to find ways to make a difference. It shows them how to move beyond their corporate and private walls, out into the community, making major investments through the implementation of programs and projects that will remove the negative reputation that afflicts their community. These investments will silence the cry of the world, which blatantly declares the church has nothing to offer the people who live in the communities it surrounds.

About the Author

Pastor Rufus Bradley Sr. is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Monroe, Louisiana, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in religious education. He has also completed an advanced leadership training program to enhance his skills in the areas of visionary leadership, mentoring, theoretical and practical knowledge, provided by the Beeson Institute, a program of Asbury Theological Seminary. Pastor Bradley also received an honorary doctorate of divinity from Union Baptist Seminary, Inc., in Birmingham, Alabama, in July 2012 for his insight and commitment to the rehabilitation and sustainability of the community.

He is also the founder of Mission in the City, a community development organization, where he has received numerous awards and statewide recognition for community enhancement, including a sports and fitness park for the community, as part of God’s new direction for his ministry life.