A living example of the church in its most potent form
While many churches talk about discerning calling and engaging in mission, very few are structured to make this their ministry focus. Underground Church is a new vision for the church rooted in its biblical mission to share the love of God and serve the poor.
Most churches are small, and rightly so. With power being redistributed in our time, networks of smaller enterprises are both growing and thriving. The yearning for participation and empowerment has us all looking for versions of church that make room for everyone. This book is a guide to understanding, appreciating, and if you are up for it, starting a microchurch.
7 Critical Shifts for Moving Beyond Mega and Multisite
In a partnership with Exponential, we wanted to give a taste of the book, Underground Church's ideas through a free eBook explores one of it's chapters, uncovering seven shifts (or changes) that the church needs to consider in the pursuit of its liberation in our time. These seven shifts are both predictive and descriptive, as our community has imperfectly tried to embody and demonstrate their veracity.
Three reasons to be hopeful about the future of the church.
Few people would see churches as especially fluid, responsive or adaptive. But when you pan out, even just a bit, you see something quite different. Here are a few reasons to be hopeful (even rejoice?); a few ways in which the changes being forced upon us may actually be changes that could magnify the work God is doing our age.
Video series considering 7 changes and foundations to building a new kind of church
We are in the twilight of mechanisms like command/control leadership, narrow/restrictive vision statements, and homogeneous communities. To build a new kind of church in a networked world we have to understand the elements that make up networks and how to employ them for the formation of the church.
Discovering, celebrating and inviting people into the courageous and beautiful life of mission in Ireland. We believe mission should be in the hearts and hands of every ordinary Christian. Mission Disco is a podcast conversation about imagination, innovation and Christian mission in Ireland and beyond.