Sticking with family is tough sometimes. Sometimes, it’s nearly impossible. Sticking with the faith family is no different. Peter and co. felt that immediately after Jesus sent them on his mission and then left earth. They had to deal with dysfunction. They had to process Judas’s betrayal. Would they stay together and give of themselves to the […]Read more "The Difference 3"
If we stop and think about it, some of the most impactful transformations in history have been the result of movements. Dr. King spearheaded a movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott sparked movement. And, yes, Jesus Christ ignited a movement. Of course, it was so much more than a social movement (and the others were also, to […]Read more "The Ancient Revolution: Movement Mindset"
There was once an ancient Jesus revolution that grew from several thousand followers to several million in 200 years. There have been other Jesus movements that have had similar impacts, deep and wide impacts. Alan Hirsch believes that each of these movements had the same or similar “mDNA”, or missional DNA. Last week, we talked […]Read more "The Ancient Revolution: Inside Out Discipleship"
In every explosive Jesus movement across time and space, there have been a few constants. In his book, The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch outlines those constants–what he calls the “mDNA”, or missional DNA, of Jesus movements. Obviously, if we’re talking about Jesus movements, aka the Church, the best place to start is with the first movement, the […]Read more "The Ancient Revolution: Jesus Is Lord"
In our third week of Jesus Calling, we wanted to focus on this: Following Jesus means we’re on a mission to share Jesus’ message and healing. Tom Heaton, the Executive Director of Mission Guatemala and ordained elder in the Indiana Conference of the UMC, knows about that mission. He also knows about what gets in the way of […]Read more "Jesus Calling 3 (with Tom Heaton)"