What that Church of Jesus Christ needs is people whose heart breaks for the neighborhoods that they serve and when the love of Jesus comes to the brokenness of world, the Kingdom of Heaven is unleashed, and we begin to see what God wants happening on Earth as it is in Heaven.
–John Tyson, Verge Disciplemaking Blueprint Course
August 21, 2016
NEW METRICS FOR THE CHURCH
(Verge Disciplemaking Course/Jeff Vandersteldt)
“What are the primary metrics we’re using to determine whether or not we are being faithful to Jesus’ command for the church?” If you don’t rethink your metrics, you won’t reorder your behaviors. If your metrics are primarily attendance and church size, you don’t have reproduction at the heart of what you’re doing. Reproduction, if that was at the heart, you would say, “How many disciples are making disciples? How many people are being sent? How many people are being released to new places?” That’s the stuff we’d start to measure.
August 5, 2016
OK, there’s a lot here from Verge’s “Disciplemaking Blueprint” course that I’m finally getting around to online — and leading a small group in some of the themes. I’ve gotten to a point of the reading that I can’t help but shouting (at least in my head) “AMEN.” I believe this. I really believe this. …
More from Verge’s Disciplemaking Blueprint course: The central thrust of the incarnation was that by becoming one of us, God was able to achieve redemption for the human race and radical identification with all that it means to be human. If God’s way of reaching his world was to incarnate himself in Jesus Christ then …