What does it reveal about our missiology and biblical convictions whenever we think it is strange to advocate that those first century church planting teams have something to teach us?
"If we're motivating people with an inspiring moment, guilt, shame and fear, or even a paycheck we give them every other week, then we are not motivated by the Gospel. And I for one don't want to be a part of a movement that isn't motivated by the love of Jesus." Neil Cole
1. DON'T EXPECT EVERYONE TO "GET IT" This is where leaders get hung up a lot: they read a book (like Total Church), go to a conference (like Verge), develop a man crush on a leader (like Jeff Vanderstelt), ... More...
Leonce Crump and his Missional Community at Renovation Church talk about the joys and challenges of planting a church in a diverse neighborhood in Atlanta.
David Platt and Matt Carter discuss what it means to be a church with a DNA for the nations. Learn how your church can be more involved in spreading the gospel.
Mike Breen, Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss how we can recover the power of the gospel among ordinary people.
What Jesus did with His 3 years of ministry was invest in a few, entrusting the message to 12 men. There was no Plan B to his master plan for world evangelization. There was only 1 plan: Disciplemaking.
Rick Warren interviews Ying Kai, the founder of one of the most prolific gospel movements in the world today, about simple ways to share your faith.
What is the biggest thing that you could imagine God could do through you? God can do more than that.
It's unfortunate that in our society we have separated social involvement and loving God. Find out why those two things should be together.
In the bid for excellence and in the process of building well-run and professional organisations, I wonder if something has been missed.
"If the way that God engages the world is through incarnation, the we must become an incarnational people."
"I have created more para-churches than anyone else probably alive. But I'm asking God to forgive me for being so blind for so long." - Dr. Perkins
"You dont have to be a pastor or an elder to lead a missional community, preach the word, lead people to Christ, or baptize them."
"We need to adopt a posture of listening to the neighborhood, or community, or city to which we have been sent. And it is one of the least practiced skills."
"If you're not suffering you shouldn't be at peace." - Francis Chan
"I'm convinced many people in our churches are simply missing the life of Christ. And a lot of it has to do with what we've sold them as the gospel."
According to Alan Hirsch, danger is good for us. Find out why in this short video clip from the Verge Conference.
We have an extremely individualistic view of evangelism and discipleship - we see people as an isolated individual. This leads to impotent forms of evangelism and discipleship.