Crazy stats, essential structures, and why you’ll be a Christian tomorrow: Resurgence Roundup, 8/23/13

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Sail through the flood of information with our weekly Resurgence Roundups. Each Friday, we will share a list of articles across ministry tribes that our team has found helpful with the hope of serving you well.

The craziest statistic you’ll read about North American missions,” by Abby Stocker

Christianity Today

We know statistics can be fascinating, and, in the case of new research from Gordon-Conwell’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity, they can be alarming. Check out what all the fuss is about and see why Jeff Christopherson believes that Christians “hide in our own evangelical ghetto.”

Why structure is essential for mission,” by Ed Stetzer

Organization, systems, and structures can come across as cold, heartless, and necessary evils. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. Ed Stetzer writes, “If you want your church to be missional, you need to implement a structure that encourages the culture you are trying to develop.” 

10 surprising realities of mission in New England,” by Jared Wilson

Are you interested in ministering in the New England area? If so, Jared Wilson lays out ten realities for you to prayerfully consider in your pursuits. Some of these will be no surprise, but in the words of Jared, “Being advised against any ill-conceived preconception could be helpful to many.”

Will you be a believer tomorrow morning?” by John Piper

Desiring God

Are you a Christian?
If so, will you be a Christian tomorrow?
Now for the hard part: why?
Did your answer begin with you, or God? See why your answer to this question has tremendous implications.


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The Genesis: Creation and Fall,” by Matt Chandler

We are excited around here: The Village Church sermons are now available on video. Here’s Pastor Matt Chandler’s first sermon, The Genesis: Creation and Fall, from their new series Recovering Redemption.


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