Henry Cloud on we can best deal with some of the different types of folks we will inevitably meet on our journey as leaders. From Dissenterdan on Vimeo.
The Wise, the Foolish & the Bad
The Truth of the Cross
The cross is God’s truth about us, and therefore it is the only power that can make us truthful. When we know the cross we are no longer afraid of the truth. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
Called to Peace
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 “Jesus’ followers are called to peace. When Jesus called them, they found their peace. Now they are not only to have peace, but they are to make peace. To do this they renounce violence and strife. Those things never help the […]
Clarifying our Mission – part 2 – the most important clarity of all.
As we read through the biblical material concerning his earthly life and ministry, we find that Jesus sent his disciples out as missionaries on at least two occasions (Matthew 10:1-42; Luke 10:1-20. Their task both times was to preach the good news of the Kingdom, and demonstrate its reality by performing the miracles Jesus himself had carried out.
Tuned to the Same Fork
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers [meeting] together, each one looking away […]
RTG 6: Rediscovering Reconciliation: The Yeast of Sectarianism
Without question, there are many significant challenges involved in the planting of new churches. Yet, over these first years of MCC’s history, I have also discovered that engaging in mission in a completely new context, where nothing can be assumed and where people are rightly sceptical about many of your intentions, is also a place […]