"The Church is the pilgrim people of God. It is on the move—hastening to the ends of the earth to beseech all men to be reconciled to God, and hastening to the end of time to meet its Lord who will gather all into one." —Lesslie Newbigin
"Christians are an army without weapons, without war, without bloodshed, without anger. How countercultural the soldiers of this army are—an army of God-fearing old men, of God-beloved orphans... These make up a nonviolent army that contends with God." —Alan Kreider
“To reach people that no one is reaching you have to do things that no one is doing.” —Craig Groeschel
"The Bible encourages us to build communities of believers, where the "nearness" is based on faith in Christ rather than blood relations." —Roland Muller
(from the book THE MESSENGER, THE MESSAGE AND THE COMMUNITY)
"Every missionary path has to find the way between these two dangers: irrelevance and syncretism. And if one is more afraid of one danger than the other, one will certainly fall into its opposite." —Lesslie Newbigin
"Jesus wants a society of redeemed people to show the world what the whole world would look like if everybody obeyed the King." —John D Martin
In a panel discussion at Camp Week, four brothers engaged a number of serious questions about "Tradition and Innovation in a Church Planting Paradigm."
To prepare for this in-depth discussion, we collected questions from Anabaptist church-planters and their senders. Follow this...
"We cannot go forth in mission to the world without attending to ourselves. This is not to suggest that we have to wait until we are perfect before we engage in mission. There never would have been any mission – Old or New Testament – if that had been the case. It means that part of our...
We are not called to create clones.
We are called to make disciples.
That is what Jesus said.
That is what we need to do.
—Frank Reed (Cultural Dimensions of the Gospel,...
“Jesus does not write a book to transmit the good news to succeeding generations. Instead, he chooses, prepares and commissions a community to make the goal of universal history known.” —Mike Goheen