We crowded into the hotel conference room for our final session at the end of a long week searching for people and houses of peace. All of this happened in Moss Side, notorious for its high rate of drug and gang related murders. Thanks to our hosts, Anthony Delaney and Ivy Church, and to Don Waybright and the team from Sugar Creek which included their lead pastor Mark Hartman. The notorious Moss Side neighborhood of Manchester UK is recognized as the most diverse neighborhood in the world.
Day One: 56 people received prayer, 48 people heard the gospel (3Circles), 11 yellow lights (I want to learn more), 4 green lights (turned and believed).
Steve Wright talks about how a multi-site mega church can reach it’s community through multiplying disciples and churches. Each touch of training has two components: one is the event and the second is the weekly rollout. We went in to Tulsa in September-October, and it was just a soft touch of training with the pastors and elders and a few key people in the church.
They started going through the Commands of Christ on Wednesday nights, they started taking a training team out in the harvest on Thursday nights, and next thing you know you’re seeing out of this church led by pastors and elders, people come to Christ and stories start bubbling out within the community. So we show up in January and I meet with their fruitful trainers on the ground the night before, and we run through the training and practice and we get up there and their people did 80% of the training.
So second touch of training, we did the event and then they did the 4-6 week rollout of the Commands of Christ afterwards. At this training one of the trainer’s second-generation disciple was there and that person baptized a third-generation disciple at the training. Our whole goal is to come in to help get it started, then we remove ourselves and just continue on in a coaching and mentoring relationship, so that it’s the local leaders and teams that are the ones rolling this out.
The 3Touches are three training events on sharing the gospel and making disciples, two-three months apart. At the last event (2-3 months later) the swarm team watch while the local practitioners do all the training. Adopt a NoPlaceLeft radius around church to share gospel with every household within a time-frame.
Recently I spoke to Troy Cooper about how he finds churches that are ready to become mobilisation centres for multiplying disciples and churches. One is disciple-making—they’re usually exploring different evangelism and discipleship tools that are totally unrelated to one another. The second is church planting—hey we’re interested in planting churches—and they’ll typically outsource this to somebody.
The third one is missions mobilization; they’ve got a heart to mobilize people to the nations and they’re usually looking to outsource that too. When I look at the Bible and see what happened in the book of Acts, if you start with disciple-making, it leads to church planting, which leads to missions mobilisation.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. In New Zealand, as in Australia, Britain and Europe, we’re still a long way from multiplying movements of disciples and churches. The biggest barrier to the spread of the gospel, resulting in new disciples and multiplying streams of churches, is our unwillingness to share the gospel up front and early and teach new disciples how to obey Christ. Theirs is the story of gospel advance as Phil is facing a life and death struggle with cancer. Phil and Monika Clark talk with Steve Addison about their story of pioneering movements in New Zealand. Last time we checked in Russell Godward was out searching for houses of peace in Gisambi, Kenya.
If you want your Mondays to be different maybe we could come and train with you, your church or a group of churches in your town? I got comfortable and settled in to switch off and watch a movie before the busy two weeks ahead and noticed an older Asian man sitting next to me.
Part way though the flight (at and my movie!) the gentleman next to me tapped me on the shoulder. I talked about how in the Koran it says Jesus was sinless, born of a virgin and did miracles. So, there, at 30,000 feet we prayed and Salim from Sri Lanka asked Jesus to forgive his sins and said he wanted to follow Him. Please pray that the seed that has been planted in Salim’s heart will grow and that he will become a strong follower of Christ.
David Broodryk talks to Steve Addison about the place of groups, gatherings and teams in pioneering movements in urban environments.
God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools…and He has not been disappointed. But if influence reduces merely to terms of human flourishing and the Common Good, we are not preaching the gospel. According to Pew Research, among Christians women are more religious than men, but among Muslims women are rarely more religious than men.
The poll, published in the liberal daily L’Unita, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a ”Catholic” country, despite the popularity of Pope Francis and the historic role of the Vatican City State in the heart of Rome. Of the 1,500 respondents, 4 percent said they were Orthodox or Protestant, 2 percent were Buddhist, 1 percent were Jewish and 1 percent were Muslim. A surprising 20 percent said they were atheist, while 8 percent said they were religiously unaffiliated. Italy has witnessed a weakening of religious faith over the past 20 years and a growing trend toward personal spiritual inquiry. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion, mostly because Muslims are younger and have more children than any other religious group globally. Its ancient cities are cradles of Christian art and learning, and Catholicism is in many ways the country’s raison d’etre. But Belgium’s devout heritage has been traded for secularism and Islam has stepped into the void. Among all respondents, levels of active adherence to Catholicism seemed to diminish dramatically with age, while the practice of Islam increased correspondingly. The percentage of avowedly “practising Catholics” far exceeds the numbers who actually turn up at mass, as any cleric will confirm.
Chuck Wood discusses what it takes to move beyond making disciples to multiplying churches.
When Jesus announced the arrival of the kingdom of God, he was announcing the beginning of the end times. Somehow people think that because the kingdom has arrived in the person of Jesus, his death and resurrection, the world will be transformed in this age. The one thing he did promise was that repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). This month Mission Frontiers magazine published an extract from book on Pioneering Movements. The Jim Muir’s extensive report on the rise of ISIS and why it’s not going away anytime soon.


Articles by Jeff Sundell, Nathan Shank, Troy Cooper, Stan Parks, David Watson, Fred Campbell and some bloke called Steve Addison. UPDATE: you can download the whole edition free, but some of the articles online are web only.
Our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted are in urgent need of our prayers to the Lord. Many of our brothers and sisters around the world are being persecuted and have to cope with incredible life-endangering situations. Join us for a time of fellowship with other single parents to share your challenges, victories and be encouraged to receive the grace which our Lord gives so generously for all who ask. Men, women and children are welcome to join us for indoor soccer played in a relaxed style.
Mission StatementAs a management team we take a day or two together every six months to refocus and prioritize what we should be focussing on in the next half year.
John is finishing up his first year of university in the States studying architecture - and our two daughters are in high school here in Amsterdam where we live.
The Sharing Lives course is to help adjust our attitude attitude towards Islam and Muslims from one of fear to one of grace and to encourage us to develop meaningful relationships with Muslims in our neighborhood in order to share our lives and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.The course is given the name Sharing Lives because the main outcome is that we as Christians learn to share our lives with our Muslim neighbors. Do you have a desire to grow in your walk with Jesus but you need support from others in this process? In this series we'll talk about the power, joy and necessity of a deep, authentic relationship with God and with each other. In this Lent series we’re looking at the final words of Jesus from the Gospel of John.
He blessed Abraham to be a blessing to the nations, and ever since God’s people are called to be the same. In recent years the Church [worldwide] has become more aware of the Holy Spirit, not because his nature and mission have changed, but because of his powerful work in the Church. Our goal is to produce the best possible atmosphere for worship services through soundreinforcement.
However, it can also be a great time of watching your children grow up to become great adults. We encountered Muslims from around the world, Rastafarians, Gnostics, drug dealers, prostitutes, pimps, gang bangers and more. We really believe it’s the week-to-week rollout of the training that really gets to movement, but the event training becomes an on-ramp for people and an opportunity to help raise up trainers. So we were scheduled for January, April and July—three touches—but the January training was now a second touch because we’ve already got people on the ground that can train. We just went back for the third touch and just watched them at two campuses, and now they’ve got a solid training team on several campuses, and now those teams are helping train other churches in the city. After each one 3Thirds discipleship groups are launched to practice the skills, begin sharing the gospel and learn how to disciple others.
So we went in to talk about church planting but we immediately went back to let’s talk about how to make disciples. We pray together as a young 19 year old guy turns his life over to following Jesus, and we make plans to start meeting to disciple him! Broken people are not put back together overnight, but why would you want to do anything else?
The Spirit stirred him, then a slow realisation showed on his face and he acknowledged that Jesus must be greater. Salim’s son-in-law in Sri Lanka is a Christian and when he returns to Sri Lanka he is looking forward to talking with him. A flourishing culture that likes the trappings and benefits of Christianity, but not its kernel, isn’t biblical Christianity. Here’s the inspiring story of how disciple making movements are spreading in the prison system. Of those, some said they believed in destiny, horoscopes, reincarnation, Tarot readings and miracle cures.
All other faiths, except Islam, have plateaued or are declining in their percentage share of the world’s growing population. When it was created in 1830, the kingdom offered a political home to Catholic Dutch-speakers who preferred to unite with French-speaking co-religionists than with Protestants with whom they had a common tongue. Among respondents in the city, practising Catholics amounted to 12% and non-practising ones to 28%. Thus among respondents aged 55 and over, practising Catholics amounted to 30% and practising Muslims to less than 1%; but among those aged between 18 and 34, active adherence to Islam (14%) exceeded the practice of Catholicism (12%).
A messy but deeply captivating love story of a God who keeps pursuing us despite our unfaithfulness. We will be painting, gardening, doing room makeovers, organizing a nice afternoon for residents of an elderly home or a home for people with special needs.
What does it mean for us today to bless others with the blessing we have received in Jesus?1. As you get insight into your own dynamics, you will have practice using the lenses with which to view the personal transformation challenges of others as well.What is my life situation? Spiritual gifts, long neglected by theologians and people in the pew, are now a popular topic of conversation. It is a good idea to start by reviewing the Crossroads requirements for Eldership, which you can find on the Elders page on the Crossroads website.2.
The challenge was that because this was coming from pastors and elders in the community, we had seven churches there, with seven lead pastors!
They know NoPlaceLeft—that’s the banner they’re flying under—and they know there’s a number of pastors and churches in the area that are doing this. When we find a pastor that’s broken for lostness, hungry to learn, then we can come in as catalysts, serve them like crazy through training and coaching, and praying for them like crazy. Letting the lead pastor and elders see that we come to serve and that we’re willing to go at the pace of the Holy Spirit through their leadership.
Even more, God is glorified that whether Phil lives or dies, Phil and Monika live in Christ. He needs to leave, but before he does Dapo asks him if we can meet again to share some more?
We begin to share more with him; we ask if he feels near or far from God and he talks a little about this. I love that the explosion of Christianity led to a revolution in human dignity; in hospitals and university.
A true gospel will be met with resistance because it overturns the accepted patterns of the world. Some 19% were active Muslims and another 4% were of Muslim identity without practising the faith.
If anything holds Belgium together through its third century of existence, Catholicism will not be the glue. Throughout its story we see the many different aspects of God's unrelenting love, each calling us for a loving response by turning from our idols and surrendering our all to Him. Paul has much to bring to our congregation, with his background—as an athlete and triathlon medalist, as a former Youth Pastor, and in his leadership experience of guiding a small, inwardly focused congregation into outreach and growth.


The diversity in backgrounds, the picture it is of what God has accomplished by uniting all people together in Christ.
Before coming to the Netherlands, I worked for several years in Dallas as a CPA with a major accounting firm. Or you consider yourself a Christian but you still feel like you could use a fresh take on the basics of Christianity.The Alpha course is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening way over twelve , thought-provoking sessions. What the book of Psalms is to prayer and devotional life, the book of Proverbs is to everyday life.
Whenever we say good bye to somebody, especially for a longer period of time, the words spoken are often very meaningful.
FACEBOOK GROUPBesides that there is a great FB group that keeps us updated what is needed at the different locations also in practical way. It was actually just supposed to be a vision meeting; it wasn’t supposed to be a training, but they took what I gave them and they began to roll it out. We had over 250 people at this massive training, getting trained, going out in the harvest…this is awesome, but the challenge is, if this thing continues to blow up, how many people are comfortable training in front of 250 people? I want a renaissance of high culture that produces aesthetic wonders emanating from Christianity.
New Testament Christianity assumes that a follower of Christ is well acquainted with scorn (2 Tim. But if this trend continues, practitioners of Islam may soon comfortably exceed devout Catholics not just in cosmopolitan Brussels, as is the case already, but across the whole of Belgium’s southern half. We are particularly drawn to his ability to be an inspiration for spiritual growth and a catalyst for building community.Catherine, is currently serving as a principal and first grade teacher in a school for children with learning challenges. I took a leave of absence to do a Discipleship Training School with YWAM in Amsterdam and was planning on pursuing a MBA after that. More than 2 million people worldwide have found it a worthwhile experience, completing the Alpha course in churches, homes, schools, universities and prisons. It can seem like it’s just one church that’s doing this, so that’s why I just dropped the idea hey what if we rolled this out at multiple campuses next time?
So these newer believers are training other believers how to make disciples, and what gave them such credibility to do it is, for the last 4-6 months they’ve been out in the harvest every week, engaging lostness, sharing the gospel, discipling the fruit and starting groups in homes, and they’re already seeing third generation disciples. If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. If you find that you are not able to respond to all of the questions, then do give special consideration to whether you know the candidate well enough to vouch for them being a good Elder candidate.4. At that moment the guy changes, the bravado falls away and he visibly warms to the idea of prayer. Matthew and Bethany see this as a great adventure, and are planning to attend Dutch schools. If we do not participate we miss out and the rest of us misses out as well, we need each other to grow up. So I came back and joined staff with YWAM! One thing that not many people know about me, is that while working in Dallas, one of my clients was the American football club, the Dallas Cowboys. It’s getting dark and cold, so we head around the area to prayer walk before heading home. One time when I went to visit them, the receptionist mistook me for their #1 draft pick and brand new quarterback, Troy Aikman, who went on to lead the team to three Super Bowl victories.
The years following I have been part of the community serving in several ministries like Women’s, Alpha, Service Design.
Now they’ve got a full-time staff guy and a missions team and they’re pursuing unreached, unengaged people groups in Central and South America. Their faithfulness has prepared the way for movements of disciples and churches across New Zealand. He looks me in the eye and says “Yes, 2 years ago this week my older brother at age 21 committed suicide in prison. Besides the people working for the Leger des Heils, people from the Rode Kruis are also actively engaged. Following that, the ESC will take this nomination into the annual selection process, starting in the spring.
It is the way to communicate with the people around us--and the key to communicating with cultures in much of the world. I really appreciate Crossroads' multiculturalness as an international church - where people are welcome from all over the world and from whatever background they may have.
We always finish the sessions before 22:00.Invite a friend for Alpha!Do you know someone that would like to do Alpha? In addition to regualarly scheduled staff, there is a need for volunteers to share a cup of coffee, play a game and or listen to the stories that people want to share.Scheduling the volunteers is a logistical challenge. This process is described in the ESC policy document, and results in recommendations to the Elder Board for new candidate-Elders to start in the summer.6. The service will have a big participation from our teens, such as the youth band playing the worship songs.
So there on the High Street, as the cold and dark press in on us, we pray for him and his family in Jesus’ name.
I like that we are strong at the core and open at the edge - because that's how I see Jesus. Finally, the course concludes with a study of the fruit of the Spirit, the most important of which is love.OUTLINE AND DATES Of THE COURSE1 - What Are Spiritual Gifts? Besides a youth service, we are encouraging teens (and parents) to consider to be baptized as well.
I spoke to some parents already who are considering this next step in faith with their teenager. We had already two evenings.  If you have a teen that would like to connect with other teens, and you live around Amstelveen, this would be a great place to start! Besides Amstelveen we are actively looking for opportunities to connect and disciple teens.
If you would like to receive a group in your place, please contact me to talk further.Special Socials Coming upBesides the regular teen socials for both FUEL (12+) and FOCUS (15+) we are planning two different socials that also involve the dads. Registration is closed,We are also planning a father-son social which is more related to sports.
Besides the socials the programming of XRDS YOUTH has some special events outside as well such as Opwekking,  Walibi and the EO Youth Day. If you sense that God may be calling you for this ministry or you may know someone who does, please let us know!Youth BandSince last year our Youth Ministry started with a Youth Band. Our Youth band will play on June 14 in the main service as we are organizing a Youth Service.We are however, still looking for more musical talent.



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