Matt Wilson, National Director of the Eden Network talks about reaching people in relation to ‘turf’ and ‘terms’. We tend to structure our outreach around our terms and on our turf – come to us and we’ll evangelise you. The radical and potentially scary option is to do what Jesus did and go onto their …
Category Archive: Come as You Are Conference
Notes and media files for use alongside the ‘Come As You Are But Don’t Stay That Way’ Conference with James Emery White and John Burke, April 2011
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We all see the world around us through a particular filter which we call our ‘world view’. As believers we also tend to see the church through a filter as well and often can only imagine doing ‘church’ things in a particular way. The fact is that the culture around us is very different and …
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Nearly 20 years ago as a Baptist pastor I was responsible for introducing Seeker Services to our church in Aylesbury which, looking back, required a huge change in our culture at the time. After 3 trial runs we committed to a weekly programme which lasted for 8 years. I naively thought people would quickly get …
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‘Culture permeates all aspects of any society. It acts as the basic fabric that binds people together, it dictates tastes in music, clothes, and even the political and philosophical views of any group of people’ M. Jason Martin, University of Central Florida.
A common definition of culture is –‘the way we do things around here’.
I’m convinced …
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Come As You Are Conference MP3s and CDs Now Available Here
Session 1 | Come As You Are With Your Truth
James Emery White addresses truth, orthodoxy and the nature of the church in a world without absolutes.
Session 2 | Asking the Right Questions As You Go
John Burke on training congregations to see with Jesus’ eyes …
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A fellow youth worker once told me a story of how she took a group of ‘churched’ and ‘non-churched’ young people to discuss youth issues with the local bishop. As she had come to expect from this particular bishop, he was greatly interested in what they had to say, so much so that time fled …
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Who are you friends with? from Out of the Culture on Vimeo.
John knows a great guy he’s been praying 2 years for. He knows that God loves the guy and is pursuing him, he can see it. So he’s been playing soccer and having fun with him, but there have been times when God has …
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Are you living what you’re leading? from Out of the Culture on Vimeo.
If we are leaders in the church but we are not living like Christ in the world then we’re not going to be able to lead the church that way.
As we’re seeking to be leaders in the church one of the most important …
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