Mark has written four books on practical spirituality that seek to apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life: FREE, Practicing The Way of Jesus, Soul Graffiti and Belonging and Becoming (Co-authored with Lisa Scandrette). He is currently working on a 5th book on self-awareness, personality and transformation.
BELONGING & BECOMING: Creating A Thriving Family Culture. This book presents a soulful, creative and intentional approach to family life that includes reflection questions and practical exercises for parents and families. IVP 2016
FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most. This practical book on simplicity invites readers to embrace soul practices like gratitude, trust, contentment and generosity and develop practical skills with time, purpose, finances and possessions for greater meaning and global sustainability. IVP 2013
Practicing The Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love. So many of us want to live in the way of Jesus-- pursuing a life that is deeply soulful, connected to our real needs and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods for growth are individualistic, information driven or disconnected from the details of every day life. How can we close the gap between how we want to live and how we actually live? This book explores how to rediscover a sense of immediacy and action in our spiritual lives. IVP 2011
Soul Graffiti: Making A Life in the Way of Jesus. Phyllis Tickle said, this book is not so much a book as it is an encounter with a Christianity that is urban, American, un-institutional and now. Jossey-Bass 2007
Animate Faith, An imaginative exploration of Christianity's big questions. Sparkhouse/Augsburg Fortress brought together seven leading Christian voices to create an accessible, captivating exploration of big questions of the Christian faith, including Mark Scandrette, Brian McLaren and Nadia Bolz-Weber.
Mark is a gifted teacher who draws on his knowledge of Christian theology and scripture, human psychology, 25 years experience as a pastor and seeker with an awareness of the beauty, challenges and complexity of the human condition. He speaks nationally and internationally at universities, conferences and churches and offers training to leaders and organizations through workshops, retreats and group intensives. Mark teaches a doctoral course on spiritual formation at Fuller Theological seminary and has taught courses at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Wherever Mark travels he speaks with the goal of awakening imagination and inviting audiences to take new steps into life and wholeness.
Mark is committed to seeking the common good of his neighborhood and city through personal action and organized efforts towards justice, compassion and ecological sustainability. He currently focuses his efforts locally on neighborhood safety and police reform. He also serves as an advocate for the work of Compassion International, an organization that provides wholistic child development services to children living in the poorest communities on the planet.
Mark is passionate about investing in younger leaders and building capacity in others. He offers coaching and spiritual direction to individual leaders and works with teams to help them develop transformational strategies and practices in their organizations.
Mark and his wife, Lisa Scandrette, are cofounders of ReIMAGINE, A Center For Integral Christian Practice, based in San Francisco. ReIMAGINE is a non-profit organization that fuels efforts to help people experience greater wholeness through encounters with the life and teachings of Jesus by (1) awakening imagination, (2) inviting participants into transformational experiences and (3) empowering leaders who can transform their communities.
Mark and Lisa have been married for 25 years and have three young adult children. They have lived in San Francisco's Mission District since 1998.
How can Mark support your efforts to imagine and live fully into the life we were made for?