Monday, August 29, 2011
Colorado House Church Moves to Uganda
How do house churches become more missional?
Not by trying to be more missional. Not by exhorting people to be missional. Not by developing great missional strategies and programs.
Instead, they focus on listening to Jesus. Individuals and churches that listen deeply to Jesus do amazing missional things! Roland Allen said it this way, "For centuries, the (early) Christian Church (which knew how to listen!) continued to expand by its own inherent grace, and threw up an unceasing supply of missionaries without any direct exhortation." The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church, p. 6.
Here's an amazing story from Lee Price about one of the RiverChurches (a network of house churches on the Western Slope of Colorado http://www.riverchurches.org/index.html ) that literally "followed Jesus to Uganda" as a result of listening to Him. To learn more about this remarkable group go to http://www.followingjesustouganda.com/index.html
The Foundations Course. Want to learn to listen to God like this? (You don't have to go to Uganda... unless He tells you to!) This fall, LK10 will be offering The Foundations Course, a six week experience designed to teach the spiritual values and practices necessary for this kind of this kind intimate conversational relationship with Jesus. The Course involves weekly learning assignments, group conversations with your cohort and individual coaching. More information on this in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!