Saturday, May 29, 2010

Best of the week entry 4

Comes from Ed Stetzer and features a brief video of Steve Timmis, one of the authors of Total Church. Here is the video:

Dwell London - Steve Timmis from Ed Stetzer on Vimeo.

My favorite line was from Ed on the the traditional role of most Christians in Gospel proclamation is “Pay, pray and get out of the way”. Ain't that the truth!

What I found interesting is that these guys are ministering in Western Europe, which according to Steve Timmis has 400,000,000 people and only 5% church attendance. Their response is to saturate England with communities of Christians. The model of offering lots of big church buildings for people to choose from to attend on Sunday no longer works in Europe (maybe it never did) and it is quickly becoming the same way in America. We need to figure out how to reach people beyond unlocking the doors on Sunday morning and waiting to the lost to show up.

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