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 turf on their terms…
… I wonder what that would look like for you?
Culture is one of the big issues that we look at through our learning communities in Lead Academy. Others include leadership, discipleship and mission and we’ll explore these a little in subsequent blogs over the coming weeks.
About Guest Blogger Chris Stoddard– Director, Lead Academy
Chris has spent over 20 years in pastoral ministry in the UK most recently at Aylesbury Baptist Church where he took specific responsibility for mission and worship. He was one of the founders of RUN (Reaching the Unchurched Network) and served as its Director until the end of 2009. He is part of the leadership team of Eurochurch, a European-wide leadership network and is also co-author of Church on the Edge.
Chris is married to Liz and they live in Buckinghamshire.
Lead Academy invites senior leaders to bring a small team and join a 2 year learning community with a number of other churches from similar ministry contexts. For more information visit www.leadacademy.net or contact us firstname.lastname@example.org