We are to pray and work for the coming of the kingdom here and now, in every nook and niche of creation.
Talking to a secular about life, then about limitations, then about various spiritualities, all the while letting them be the ones to shift the conversation, is a very rewarding part of the dinner church experience.
A focus solely on compassionate ministry can inoculate a Christ-follower from ever becoming a bold and effective witness for Jesus.
In launching His ministry with a quote from Isaiah, Jesus was, in essence, giving a mission statement. It is also a perfect model for holistic mission.
Because fresh expression of church will be such a new concept to so many in your congregation, it should be helpful to anticipate some of the questions they likely will ask.
The mission of God is bigger than any one congregation, and our evangelistic efforts are for more than propping up a local church.
God’s Spirit is alive and well in present churches of all ages, shapes, and sizes. So Fresh Expressions is about new forms of church coming alongside existing congregations.
In this Seven Minute Seminary, Adonis Abelard O. Gorospe offers several angles to consider when reflecting on global Christianity and missionary efforts in Asia.
In this Seven Minute Seminary video, James Swanson casts a vision for ministry in the pattern of the resurrected Jesus, who appeared to his disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Steve Addison offers a different starting point for church-planting—evangelism and discipleship. He then explores how this movement model multiplies and how traditional churches can participate in this kind of gospel work.