1. Recovery of the Centrality of Jesus in His Own Movement
– Christology lies at the heart of the renewal of the church.
– We must radicalize in order to missionalize
– We must go back to our root. We must get back to Jesus.
– Christology > Missiology > Ecclesiology
-Christology: Jesus as the founder sets the primary template.
-Missiology: Our purpose & function in the world.
-Ecclesiology: The church comes out of missionary engagement.
– Ecclesiology should always recalibrate us back to Christology.
– The subversion of Christianity
-We’ve subverted Jesus out of Christianity.
-It’s hard to live with the Lord – He’s demanding.
-Christianity minus Christ equals Religion
-Christology relies at the heart of the renewal of the Church.
– Show Me Your Jesus
-On the 6th Day God created man, on the eighth day we returned the favor.
-“If God is really like me, then he’ll hate those you hate.”
-Different Skewed views of Jesus (This was hilarious!)
-Sunday School Jesus
-Jesus is My Boyfriend
-Bearded Lady Jesus
-Suburban Jesus (Had a picture of Jesus designing His cross from Ikea)
-What if Jesus showed up in our churches? We should be disturbed by Jesus.
2. Recovery of Discipleship as our Core Task
– Becoming a ‘little Jesus’
– Embodiment and transmission
-A life speaks the message.
-If we were more like Jesus, people would be more interested in the church.
– Movements can grow only in proportion to their ability to make disciples.
– Leadership is an extension of discipleship
– Consumerism is killing us (from within)
3. Recovering the Ethos/Structure of Apostolic Movements
– What we need our missionally responsive, culturally adaptive, organizationally
agile, multiplication movements.
-…mobilize the whole people of God. (priesthood of all believers)
-…are reproducing & reproducible.
-…are structurally networked (avoid centralization of power & function).
-…employ missional leadership & ministry modes.
4. Recovering an Incarnational-Mission Impulse
– Missional God: Going Out
– Incarnational God: Going Deep
I think one-on-one discipleship would be the first thing I try to do if I were to start a church.