[featured_image]This is my 700th Blog Post!
I’ve decided to highlight my TOP 7 Categories and my #1 Post for each one.
Here you go:
#1 Church Planting
Top 20 Books on Church Planting – What books would help church planters and church planting teams?
#2 Missional Communities
The U.S. Church is Marginalized – Is the Church in America transforming lives and communities? The answer is sadly, “No.” The United States is truly a mission field.
What is the Gospel Message? – Recognize that the gospel is the power of God for salvation. Memorize the essence of the gospel so that you can communicate it to others in a way that they understand and may believe.
#4 Missional Practices
Incarnating the Gospel: Practice Jesus – Since incarnating the gospel is about being Jesus, believers have to be good followers of Jesus. They have to learn from Jesus. They have to imitate Him. To put it simply, incarnating the gospel is about doing what Jesus did.
#5 Missional Church
The Relationship Between Church and Mission – “The Church exists by mission, just as fire exists by burning.” (Emil Brunner)
#6 Missional Transformation
Proximity and Presence – To incarnate the gospel, Christians must live within the culture they are trying to reach. This requires proximity—getting close to people.
#7 Missional Movements
Who was St. Patrick? – The missionary movement that Patrick started spread and multiplied churches which continued to send teams into settlements to multiply churches and introduce people to faith in Jesus Christ. In two or three generations, all of Ireland had become substantially Christian.
Today’s Missional Challenge
As you consider what each of these posts is saying to you – ask God to show you what He wants you to do to align with Jesus’ mission.