Today in the “No More Spectators” class at First Alliance Church, we had a great discussion around the question, “What is the Gospel?” While open to everyone, this class has been of special importance to those of us going on this “simple church” journey together. The thing I love most about “simple church” is that the emphasis ends up not being on “church” at all–but on all believers becoming active participants in the Great Commission (as apposed to “spectators”). In our journey from spectator to disciplemaker, perhaps no issue is more crucial than understanding the Gospel. So what is the… Read More »What is the Gospel?
Posts that include videos related to simple church. A great place to start if you are seeking to learn more!
Below is the link to download/listen the message I shared at First Alliance yesterday entitled Introducing…Jesus Christ! A friend of mine told me this morning that it was “the best 20 point sermon he had ever heard.” I’m not sure exactly what he meant by that… I’ve also linked the video that I showed at the beginning of my message. The video is shows Steve Harvey introducing Jesus. Listen To “Introducing… Jesus Christ!” Here Steve Harvey Introducing Jesus Christ… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvCd_ANIKys]
“Today” is a movie about the importance of children in God’s global plans. It was released by the Global Children’s Forum at the Lausanne World Congress in Oct 2010.
Church Plant Update. Hello! Well we have finished the class “A Vision for Being the Church.” It has been great to hear how God has worked and is continuing to work in your life as you consider your involvement in this new work! So what is next? 1. No More Spectators. Next week I will begin leading a class entitled “No More Spectators.” While not specifically for those interested in the new church, it will be important to the new work because we will address how we all can become active participants in the Great Commission—a key element to “simple… Read More »Church Plant Update!
(On 10/21/10) Brian Williams on NBC’s Nightly News reported that, at a time when the Crystal Cathedral in California is filing for bankruptcy, 9% of American Protestants now attend only house church. This is an estimated 6-12 million people. (See the link below.) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39787679#39787679 interesting extra footage: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39787679#39784379
I am updating those involved with the orientation class, “A Vision for Being The Church.” I’ve been so excited and encouraged by all of you as we have explored the vision for this new work in our community. Here is a brief summary of our discussion: CORE VALUES IDENTIFIED SO FAR Week 1: Community: The church is the community of believers who are “called out” to be the physical representation of Christ to the world. The church is not a building or a service. Week 2: Mission: The purpose of the church is to 1) love God and 2) love… Read More »“A Vision For Being The Church” UPDATE
I love satire. I think think satire has a way of making you laugh and think at the same time. “Why is this so funny?” is usually what videos like this end up making you ask yourself. So… why is this so funny? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlyvLzIcTBc]