Kingdom Centric Church
Here's an interesting observation for church leaders: Jesus only mentioned the church twice; on one of those occasions the topic was how to deal with conflict in the church. In contrast, Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God one hundred and four times. It seems to me, church leaders who are Thinking Red need to spend more time and energy learning what it means to lead kingdom–centric movements.
If you’re wondering about the difference between church–centric and kingdom–centric ministry Reggie McNeal has written two books that help inform the conversation, (see, Kingdom Come and Kingdom Collaborators.) You can also dial into the Reggie McNeal Podcast. His latest series is called, When the Church Gets Kingdom: Coming Out to Play. In this series, Reggie interviews 5 church leaders who demonstrate what kingdom-centric ministry can look like. I was thrilled to be one of the interviewees. I never grow weary of talking about the kingdom of God or the delightful ways God’s kingdom shows up at the Table Café.
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My God thank you for loving on your people
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Larry Stoess is an author, public speaker, and urban church planter. He loves telling stories about how dreaming with God will empower people to make old and broken things new again. Larry and a band of friends founded the Church of the Promise in Louisville's Portland neighborhood; The Table, a pay-what-you-can community café; and Promise Housing Plus, a non-profit construction company. He has written about their experience of dreaming with God in his new book: Think Red.