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...
"Is not the mission of God to see people not only reconciled to Himself, but diverse bodies of people reconciled to one another as well?" Leonce Crump
Alan Hirsch, Jon Tyson and Dave Ferguson discuss why discipleship is challenging in a culture that disregards submission to authority.
It doesn't matter what level of leadership you are in, too often we use those around for ministry rather than invest in those around us for ministry. Are your people used for ministry or invested for ministry?
Are our development programs about releasing leaders to the missional frontier? Or, more likely, are they about recruiting volunteers to keep the machine of the church running?
"This is a moment in history that I've been longing for. You represent a whole new generation."
How celebrity, consumerism and competition are killing the church in America.
Don't ignore it... There is something different about you
As leaders, we change as we grow, but we also change in bad ways as well. Francis Chan talks about how he began to rethink his own leadership in light of greater expectations as a leader.
Great leaders are liquid leaders. They have the ability to adapt to change and contextualize. Dave Gibbons explains in this short video clip.
Catalytic leaders create a culture of forward movement. Learn how to lead forward from Dave Ferguson in this short video clip from Verge.
Is there a more fruitful way to disciple than simply giving all we can to as many as possible? Find out in the 1st part of this series on disciple-making.
In this 2 minute video clip for the Verge Conference, Francis Chan explains how we can experience the Holy Spirit.
If the church is going to faithfully rebirth herself in the Western context and cultivate a fruitful missional ethos, she must awaken the five equippers to live as cultural architects who awaken the entire community to join God in the renewal of all things.
Stew from Verge Network talks with Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, about his newest book called Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church.
What advice would Francis Chan give to you as a leader? In this 2 minute video from a talk at the Verge Conference, find out what Francis challenges us as leaders to be and to do.
"God is not going to sit around and wait on church people to get it, to prosecute His mission." In this short clip from Exponential 2011: On the Verge, Reggie McNeal challenges everyone to begin the shift from church-centric thinking to Kingdom-centric thinking. Check out this clip from the conference and stay tuned for more clips and full sessions from this year's conference!
Christopher J. H. Wright (Ph.D., Cambridge), author of The Mission of God, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His doctorate is in Old Testament ethics. He taught Old Testament in India for five years (1983-1988) at Union Biblical Seminary, and then returned to the faculty of All Nations Christian College, a missionary training school in England, where he was principal from 1993-2001.