'The Guy' versus the Five-Fold Team
If you reimagine church as a decentralized network of multiplying missionaries, microchurches that fill a city, region with the fullness of Jesus, then this requires a shift from centralized leadership to decentralized.
Four key shifts facing the Church
"What would a collaborative, dynamic, authentic, sacrificial, generative and innovative community of Christlike leaders look like?" Four key shifts could help transition to answers to this question. They are..
Work: The Bigger Picture
God is intensely interested in how each of us uses the talents, resources, power, opportunities, and freedoms he’s given us at work. And why wouldn’t he be? He loves us.
Pureflow - a founder's story
There are over 1M motorcycle drivers in East Africa and less than 20% own their bike. Pureflow's lease-to-own program gives opportunity to own. This creates sustainable income, opportunities to save, and financial independence as well as kingdom growth.
He Gets Us
A campaign in USA designed to create cultural change in the way people think about Jesus and His relevance in their lives. After extensive research, it launched in March 22. Already ads have had 200m+ YouTube views, 2Bn+ impressions on TV/media.
In-Person - The Briefing: landscape for mission and evangelism in London
@ALL BAR ONE | THE O2, LONDON,
a one-stop gathering for church leaders to hear what’s happening across the Capital in 2023 in terms of mission and evangelism. This year we’ll be hearing about the Talking Jesus research.
What is the landscape in which we are doing mission and evangelism in London? The state of faith and the view and thinking of non-Christians? How do people normally come to faith? How can knowledge of all of this shape evangelistic strategy? The Talking Jesus research answers these questions. Come and hear Dr. Rachel Jordan-Wolf, Executive Director of HOPE Together and Rachael Heffer, Head of Mission at the Evangelical Alliance, as they unpack the findings and help us to discuss and work together on what this means for us in London.
Online - Open Book - A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good
In many ways, living as a ‘royal priesthood’ (1 Peter 2:9) is simpler (and safer) under a liberal democracy. But as recent political economic turmoil has demonstrated, things are still pretty upside-down in 21st-Century Britain.
Our Christian identity and message is distinctive, and must be declared in word and deed. But how can we do this as one particular voice among many in our pluralistic society, when religious comments on the status quo are often seen as intolerant and unwelcome? And how do we guard against faith’s malfunctions, whether being overly defensive or controlling?
To help you explore these questions, join LICC for a three-week discussion of Miroslav Volf’s modern classic, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good.
Session 2: Thursday 9 March | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 3: Thursday 23 March | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
In-Person - Reaching Generation Zs and Millennials - Milton Keynes
@Ridgeway Centre Featherstone Rd, Wolverton Mill, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
We want to see a move of God in this current generation (Zs and Millennials). So we are going to gather and talk about what it means for this generation to have a big vision for faith, for church, for the lost and for world mission.
On the Friday evening there will be street food, a hot topic panel and live music. We will think deep thoughts, hang out and catch up. On the Saturday we have some cracking speakers who are going to talk big vision for faith, church, the lost and world mission.
In-Person - Multiply: Estates Mission - London
@St Barnabas Church 913 High Road, North Finchley London
God is doing something significant on our estates.
This is an opportunity to gather with others who have a heart for estates, to celebrate God and all he is doing, and see him multiply all that is happening.
Multiply: Estates Mission is for practitioners with a deep love for estates mission and those who are new to the call but hungry to get going. It’s for everyone so bring your team.
Online - Wisdom Lab: The Common Good
Right and left. Traditional and progressive. Old and young. Rural and urban. In these turbulent times, our public square is fragmenting, as a number of different worldviews and ideologies jostle for top spot. And as secularism takes hold, Christianity doesn’t have the cultural authority it once did – indeed, faith perspectives are often ignored, maligned, or misunderstood.
Yet it’s in the public square, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, our families that Christ has called us to live as salt and light, bringing out the God-flavours and God-colours of the world.
So, how might we live distinctly, whilst partnering with those around us – however different their views may be – to pursue the common good? How might we live as a creative minority, to ‘seek the peace and prosperity’ of the places God has put us (Jeremiah 29:7)? How can we use our influence to join in with God’s redemptive work?