The Church wasn’t designed to save itself; it was designed to give itself away. In this episode, Richard sits down (virtually) with Jeff Christopherson, co-founder of the SEND institute, co-vocational pastor of The Sanctuary Oakville, and author of the new book Venal Dogmata, to discuss the future of the Church and how striving for preservation won’t be enough.
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RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE:
“Venal Dogmata” by Jeff Christopherson. Buy it here.
“Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God” by Jeff Christopherson. Buy it here.
“Kingdom First: Starting Churches that Shape Movements” by Jeff Christopherson. Buy it here.
Find more info on The Send Institute, an interdenominational Church planting think tank, here.
Jeff Christopherson writes a weekly column for Christianity Today called Missio Monday. Find it here.
Find out more about Jeff Christopherson’s church, The Sanctuary Oakville, here.
Follow Jeff Christopherson on Twitter at @Christopherson3
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How awesome to hear from 2 men with whom we had encounters at Youth camp in Saskatchewan a few years ago! Thanks for sharing insight and wisdom thinking about God’s purpose for the church and churches. We need a fresh perspective in these times-a fresh word from God.
God gave me a direction a couple of months ago when I asked what discipleship looked like. He said to me- just keep
giving your life away for my sake. Keep investing your life in others helping them to know Jesus as you know Him.