The Evangelist: Becoming The Good News

The Evangelist: Becoming The Good News

We are not called to introduce people to a truth claim; we are trying to introduce them to Jesus himself.  He is the good news. The good news is incarnated in Jesus.  It is personified in Jesus. The gospel is best communicated in flesh, not just in words.  So Evangelism always begins with our life, our actions, our character, our posture. Can we state propositions about Jesus? Yes of course, but we must physically incarnate Jesus before we verbally instruct people about Jesus.

The Shepherding Gift: Curating Christian Community

The Shepherding Gift: Curating Christian Community

In the last post we looked at the Teacher capacity and we are going to continue to work through each of the five gifts, sharing insights from a recent sermon series from Jon Ritner, Pastor of Ecclesia Hollywood, as well as excerpts from the new book, 5Q: Reactivating The Original Intelligence And Capacity Of The Body Of Christ. In this post we are going to look at the Shepherd.