Wednesday is for Prayer
I am in Wisconsin training church planters and church planting leaders with Dynamic Church Planting International. These training events are always a delight and fuel my heart for Jesus and the Kingdom. I resigned from New Song Church for this very purpose, to invest in the next generation of church planters. So between events like these, the 14 men I am mentoring around the country, and helping churches like Trinity Church in Watseka, who want to expand their evangelistic impact–I am in the sweet spot of my heart’s desire.
All that is to say two things: Please keep me in prayer for the next two days and I don’t have much time to write so here is something I started some time ago when I was reading Donald McGavran’s Contemporary Evangelical Theology of Mission (Arthur Glasser and Donald McGavran).
This is an older book but a valuable read. McGavran outlines seven main doctrines or, what he calls, axioms, of an evangelical theology of mission:
- The absolute inspiration and authority of the Bible.
- The doctrine of the soul and eternal life.
- The doctrine of the lostness of the human race and of eternal salvation.
- The doctrine of Christ, the only mediator.
- The doctrine of the Church as Christ’s body, the household of God.
- Evangelization and the end time.
- The primary mission of the Church [to make disciples].