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The Permanent Revolution, by Hirsch & Catchim

With by Skye Jethani. - Reimagining the way you relate to God.

Cracking Your Church's Culture Code, by Samuel Chand

The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day, by John C. Maxwell

The Forgotten Ways Handbook, by Alan Hirsch

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, by Brafman & Becksrom

Untamed, by Alan Hirsch

Church 3.0, by Neil Cole

The Shaping of Things to Come, by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost

Every so often in a journey through unknown territory you come to a spot where the view opens up and get a glimpse of what is ahead in the journey. This past month The Journey house church network went independent of Mission-link, and now Mission-link is reforming with a new team. At the same time there are Missional Core people in the Journey who are being called to branch new home groups. It is really exiting to see.

As we are moving into this next season, we are refining the vision of Mission-link. What follows is a vision “refresh”:

PURPOSE

To Change How the Church is Led

VISION

To see the decentralized, empowering, catalytic leadership culture of the Lord Jesus Christ restored to the Church, thereby igniting a world-wide awakening to the power of the Gospel.

Decentralized – Because the Head of the Church does not lead her from a central location, but from within every member of the Body of Christ – As it says of the “mystery” of the Gospel:

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Col. 1:27

Empowering – Because the power of God’s presence always flowed from within Jesus to others, not from others to Him. Christ in us empowers us to establish the flow of grace, resources, life, healing, and salvation, away from us to others – as it says of God’s power:

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know … the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. Eph 1:18-20

Catalytic – Because we are bringing people to a living Savior, to walk with Him, more than with us. We are called to give away the keys to the kingdom; To draw others to Jesus, share what we have to give, and get out of the way. As Jesus said:

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” John 14:12


Under my picture to the right is some information about a Mission-link “Summit” on September 19th. If you or your group resonate with the vision and would like to be a part of this, give me a call. We looking forward to this as a time of sharing stories and tools from the trenches as we live out the Kingdom life together.


Bob

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