Here’s a question we got recently: How do missional communities work in the suburbs?
The foundation of our practice and training for discipleship and mission is discernment.
And when we say discernment, we don’t just mean making decisions about big life choices. We mean discerning the kingdom of God in the nitty gritty of everyday life. Discerning the activity of God in the normal events of our day.
We recently hosted a webinar with David Fitch on 5 Ways Church Planting Must Change, but we didn’t get a chance to answer all of the excellent questions.
So we asked David (and Geoff) to answer some of them on video for you!
Previously, we answered your question: “Do We Still Need To Plant Churches?”
This is a guest post from David Fitch. David is a friend of Gravity Leadership, a church planter, and the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
We also partnered with David and Northern in 2017 to offer a training program in this new way of church planting called Church Planting Institute. If that’s interesting to you, contact us to find out when it will be offered in the future.
Here’s an idea whose time has come: Let’s stop funding traditional church plants.
Getting sick is the worst, isn’t it? We absolutely hate it, because we can’t do what we want to do. Our bodies won’t let us.
We want to put the finishing touches on our sermon for Sunday, but we can’t because we have a splitting headache. We want to play with our kids in the yard, but we can’t because we get dizzy every time we stand up.
Aside from the sanctification issues at play here, getting sick is a good metaphor for what can happen to our leadership if we’re not careful.
We believe that to lead others well, you need to commit to reading, both widely and deeply.
So we asked our team to give us a few favorite books from 2016, and we’ve got a list of 10 books below. These aren’t necessarily books that were released in 2016, just books we happened to read this past year.