Today’s Tweets on living Missionally in our Community Intensely local ministry means getting our hands dirty in the intensity of our neighbor’s lives, the sin, the crises, the joys and the sorrows. Intensely local ministry means we are not content to do ministry at arm’s length. We take the high-risk path of regular contact with … More What Does INTENSELY LOCAL Ministry look like?
What does an “intensely local” ministry look like? Revised from an earlier post: Our vision at Trinity Church for the future. This is what we would like to see happen in the thirty towns from which our congregations are composed. For our movement in central Illinois, it means being immersed in our neighborhood, connected to … More Fleshing Out an Intensely Local Ministry
Monday is for Discussion (updated August 2017) “Intensely Local” — a vision of the future (Dateline October 2025) (a potential future newspaper article) Communitas is a cluster of house churches being planted in suburban Charlotte, NC that has a unique approach to the “missional question.” The church has a big vision. They want to be a … More Lord Willing: A Snapshot of What the Future Might Be
Today’s discussion is in the form of a Poll. Please add your comments after voting. Here’s an old poll that needs to be updated with new thoughts and inputs. You can give yours in the comments section.
Picking up one of the threads from the funding of house church planters discussion. Indisputable Facts: Churches need sound doctrine. The modern church tries to ensure sound doctrine through seminary training. Question: Are there other ways to accomplish sound doctrine in our churches (traditional or house)? Any suggestions?
It doesn’t matter if your are a pastor or member of a traditional church or the pastor or member of a house church, this video developed with Francis Chan is a great example of what a growing number of missiologists and thinkers are beginning to wrestle with. It captures what we are trying to discover at … More Parables Still Teach Very Well
Here’s the promised summary of our house church funding discussion. I am thrilled at the issues raised by this question and look forward to exploring some of them in the coming weeks. Thanks too to Ed Stetzer and Charlie Worley for dropping in and giving your input. [This whole discussion was stimulated by this post and a … More Funding the House Church Planter
Indisputable facts: Seminary trained pastors are expensive. Seminary trained pastors lead churches that are often slow to plant other churches. House church planters are inexpensive. House church planters lead churches that are often fast multiplying. Question to begin the week: How do we fund house church planters?
Re-post: I ran into an out of town Methodist pastor at Promises today over lunch with my wife. It made me think of the greatness of Methodism’s early days and this post from 2010. Revivals change the world, but the world always needs to be changed again. Over time, hearts grow cold and need … More Looking Back at a Revival that Changed the World
Adapted from a great Sovereign Grace Church, here is a statement describing the church that will gather together for the first time in January 2014. Pray for it. And if you know someone who needs to hear the gospel in South Newton County, IN, get their names to us and we will share the gospel … More A Picture of a Future Church