"The biggest mistake I made was I told people to go be Jesus to people. None of you can be Jesus to people - only Jesus can be Jesus to people." - Jeff Vanderstelt
"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
A story of how discipleship and community can change a life.
"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."
Here's how I know you're not really on mission... You're not walking in the rhythms of the life of the people who are there. If you only see them once in a while you're not on mission with them.
"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."
"The God of the Universe comes and dwells in obscurity for 30 years, and He's not noticed. Are we willing to not be noticed?"
"It's not so much that the church has a mission, it's that the mission of God has a church." - Alan Hirsch
The Church has got to get rid of its dualism and say "You are the church." Now everything counts. Find out why on this video clip from Verge Conference by Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski.
According to Alan Hirsch, danger is good for us. Find out why in this short video clip from the Verge Conference.
Every culture, every neighborhood, every pocket of people has its own celebrations - your job as a Christian is to engage in the celebration with those people.
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.
Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski give some helpful tips when it comes to discipling people to follow and obey Jesus.
How celebrity, consumerism and competition are killing the church in America.
"This process helped me realize that our Community Group that we had led was great and God used it in mighty ways, but it was incomplete."
Don't ignore it... There is something different about you
This is a portion of the Radical sermon series which is the basis for Radical the book and Radical the Bible study. Don't miss David Platt at Verge 2012 - http://verge2012.org
Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski tackle this tough question in this clip from the Verge Conference.
The secrets to community are based on understanding how God created the church to exist and function. What could happen if our groups learned to live them out?