Our Top 5 Posts of February
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Resurgence Roundup, 3/7/14
Fri Mar 07, 2014
How to Replant a Church, Part 5: Rally Your Troops
Thu Mar 06, 2014
by Bubba Jennings
The 4 Pillars of Pastoral Work
Thu Mar 06, 2014
by Dave Bruskas
10 Ideas For Keeping Lent
Wed Mar 05, 2014
by Winfield Bevins
Crazy stats, essential structures, and why you’ll be a Christian tomorrow: Resurgence Roundup, 8/23/13
Sail through the flood of information with our weekly Resurgence Roundups. Each Friday, we will share a list of articles across ministry tribes that our team has found helpful with the hope of serving you well.
“The craziest statistic you’ll read about North American missions,” by Abby Stocker
We know statistics can be fascinating, and, in the case of new research from Gordon-Conwell’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity, they can be alarming. Check out what all the fuss is about and see why Jeff Christopherson believes that Christians “hide in our own evangelical ghetto.”
“Why structure is essential for mission,” by Ed Stetzer
Organization, systems, and structures can come across as cold, heartless, and necessary evils. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. Ed Stetzer writes, “If you want your church to be missional, you need to implement a structure that encourages the culture you are trying to develop.”
“10 surprising realities of mission in New England,” by Jared Wilson
Are you interested in ministering in the New England area? If so, Jared Wilson lays out ten realities for you to prayerfully consider in your pursuits. Some of these will be no surprise, but in the words of Jared, “Being advised against any ill-conceived preconception could be helpful to many.”
“Will you be a believer tomorrow morning?” by John Piper
Are you a Christian?
If so, will you be a Christian tomorrow?
Now for the hard part: why?
Did your answer begin with you, or God? See why your answer to this question has tremendous implications.
Here are the posts we’ve put out here on Resurgence in the last seven days:
- “5 ways to cultivate your faith in a Christian college,” by Matthew Lee Anderson
- “Jesus moves into the neighborhood through Bible translation,” by Henry Huang
- “Part 2: 6 Punches that KO’d the church,” by Mark Driscoll
- “Introducing: ‘What I wish I had known about ____’ series,” by Resurgence
- “What I wish I had known about the church,” by Trillia Newbell
- “A call to innovate for Jesus,” by Justin Blaney and Matt Carter
- “Why Mars Hill uses the ESV Bible,” by Mark Driscoll
Friends from @theResurgence
Shame tries to crush us, but Jesus has conquered shame. Live in that freedom, and point others toward Jesus over shame. #TheResurgence...— FidelisCC (@PastorJimScott) August 16, 2013
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“The Genesis: Creation and Fall,” by Matt Chandler
We are excited around here: The Village Church sermons are now available on video. Here’s Pastor Matt Chandler’s first sermon, The Genesis: Creation and Fall, from their new series Recovering Redemption.