People love Jesus – but want nothing to do with the church! This is so wrong. How is it that we have made church – the Bride of Christ, so utterly irrelevant and unattractive! This last weekend at the Gippsland Dialogue (Victoria, Australia) – attended by 30 people cultivating multiplying missional groups, planter Dean challenged… Continue reading
Post Category → Planters – ideas
Living Faith on the Paths of Life!
The Gospel of Matthew outlines the values and frames for Jesus’ movement building. In a series of dialogue sessions with St Andrews Adventist Church in Bundaberg, Queensland, we have been exploring these themes – • Radical Status Reversal: If God is like Jesus, what kind of God is He? • How is God impacted by… Continue reading
‘Why evangelicals should stop evangelizing!’
Check this out. read it carefully. Why evangelicals should stop evangelizing!
Church Plants Use TenSing
Restart, a church plant in Ostrava (Czech Republic), connects with many teenagers through TenSing – or Teenage Singing. This idea of teenagers getting together as ‘gospel choirs’ is fostered and supported by the resources of YMCA.
Znojmo Cafe Port
The combination of a very public place for their worship and community activities, in Cafe Port – close to the centre of historic Znojmo, a up-to-date website – with information and podcasts provided in an attractive and accessible form, and proactive networking and witness – is resulting in a growing witness to the gospel across… Continue reading
Discipling Groups of 3
A number of small groups of 3-4 meet regularly in the Bairnsdale (VIC Australia) area in cafes and homes. They are finding this is a great way to encourage discipleship practises such as daily Bible reading and prayer. One group of three share scriptural insights, thoughts and prayer requests on facebook and catch up once… Continue reading
Church Planting Family!
Four years ago Jan, Jarka and their family moved into Cedlcany – a small rural Czech town, to plant a new church. Jan provided soccer coaching for boys, guitar and singing lessons, and organized town social events and camps. Jarka taught various crafts – ceramics, pottery, art. When the numbers of children and teens participating… Continue reading
Cyber Information & Church!
In the current WikiLeaks saga many are having their worst suspicions of institutional control and secrecy confirmed. Talk hosts are being deluged as high profile backers weigh in on the side of freedom of expression. Parallels have been drawn on how the printing of the Bible by the Gutenberg Press challenged information control by the… Continue reading
On building a house for God!
‘Do we build God a house so that we can choose when we go to see God? Do we build God a house in lieu of having God stay at ours? … What happens to the people who never show up in our houses of God?’ (Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World, Harper,… Continue reading
The first Matthew Party was thrown by Levi Matthew, a tax collector whom Jesus called to follow him. The story is given in Luke 6:27-32 – and also Matthew 9:9-13 and Mark 2:14-17. When Levi followed Jesus he ‘held a great banquet for Jesus at his house’ – inviting a large crowd considered disreputable by… Continue reading