A Church Equal to the Task

Alan Hirsch Disciplism

Disciplism – Part 3 Now I need to give you some context for what I’m about to say in this chapter. You should know that I have spent most of my adult life being reasonably obsessed with trying to unlock the codes of what makes for highly transformative missional movements—those kinds of movements that really … Read more

How Communion sends us into our neighbourhoods

Mike Frost shared at a recent Simple Church Network online gathering the idea of the church as a round table. He spoke of the community of faith connecting their life and faith in both action and reflection, working for justice for those marginalised by society, and welcoming all as fellow sojourners in God’s mission. Mike … Read more

The End Game?

Alan Hirsh Discplism part 2

Disciplism – Part 2. While I do believe that a comprehensive understanding of what authentic discipleship is has been all but extinguished, we can still observe some residual aspects of discipleship in our churches. And even though these “vestiges” are reductions of the kind of discipleship we see in the pages of the New Testament … Read more

Disciplism – Why discipleship and evangelism must go hand in hand

Disciplism – Part 1. Over the years, I have found myself having to talk about a distinctly missional understanding of discipleship. I actually find this a bit odd. The very fact that we now have to put qualifications on the word “discipleship” again signals how far we have veered from a biblical understanding of discipleship. … Read more

How Should I Make Disciples? – with Carlos Rodriguez

I would start with people who are doing it already. Go find the open doors; a chaplain in the local prison, the lady that helps our at the local food pantry, the guy who is always hanging out with the homeless… these champions are out there all the time. Join them in the journey. Take … Read more

Reaching People in Land of The Margins

Reaching People in the land of the margins - Gwen Adams

The new unreached people group in America is a land called The Margins. These are a people group that have grown up in a land that is vastly unfamiliar from the America I grew up in. The cultural norms for them is a world of violence, sexual exploitation, abandonment, rejection, addiction, poverty, racism, and the … Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? – Living in light of your identity in Jesus

‘What’s your name? And what do you do for work?’ These are two questions you inevitably get asked when you meet someone. It’s tempting to get all indignant, ’I’m more than just my job,’ but the heart of the question is identity. And it’s worth remembering that identity determines actions, not the other way round. … Read more

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