As I see it, there are two kinds of simplicity: one that ignores complexity and the other that understands complexity. The former you might call “Black & White Church”. The latter you might call “Grey Church”. I want to be a Grey Church.
Grow Churches, instead of establishing new churches
Establish a “Come To” environment, instead of a “Go To” environment.
Teach stuff, instead of obedience to all the commands of Christ.
Make converts, not disciples.
Read the whole article by David Garrison
I will be:
- Sharing the story of Austin City Life
- Discussing the formation of Missional Core Teams
- Explaining Missional Communities
This should be helpful for church planters and missional church folk. We would love to have you join us!
Redeemer Church recently invited me to speak at their Missional Living Conference. The conference was built around the Three Gospel Conversions based on Colossians 1:15-20. Those familiar with my talks at LEAD ’09 will note that these new talks introduce a fresh theological and practical perspective on the Three Conversions. Each talk has both Audio and Video.
Conversion to Christ: This message deconstructs the dualism of American Christianity in order to reconstruct a whole Gospel around Jesus Christ as Lord.
Conversion to Church: This message demonstrates the communal character of the Gospel, unpacking very practical ways to cultivate “steady state community.”
Conversion to Mission: This message shows how mission is not optional but essential, and spends considerable time talking about how to live “everyday life with gospel intentionality.”
Bonus Sermon on What Kind of Church Renews a City?