After dinner last night, my friend, Randy Vandermey, shared the following quote. It was a charge given by Alcuin of York (735-804) to monastic novices during the reign of Charlemagne.
According to Tom Clegg and Warren Bird in their new book Missing in America
We have an immediate need to raise our monthly support as OC missionaries. Recently I’ve been calling people to see if any of them might be ready to join our monthly support team. I’ve been encouraged by those who have responded
My friend and colleague, Bob Rasmussen, has posted this question on the Missions Fest Seattle website.
Jesus did not start a religion; He started a movement of spiritually transformed people on mission with Him. To better understand this movement from a historical perspective as well as its expression in the twenty-first century, Alan Hirsch’s
Bill Easum says, “Church members who see their church as the focus of their mission have missed the entire point of Christianity.”
Is the Church in America transforming lives and communities? The answer is sadly, “No.” “Rather than occupying a central and influential place, North American Christian churches are increasingly marginalized, so much so that in our urban areas they represent a minority movement.”
One common excuse that Christians offer for not engaging in missional activity that results in starting new churches is a concern for church health.
Churches are to be united together for the purpose of accomplishing the mission of Jesus. Yet many churches in America are experiencing conflict and strife that wastes valuable energy and resources.
Although Jesus has sent every believer to fulfill the Great Commission, many Christians are failing to make disciples. “The church in North America is not in good shape.