The third session of the Acts 29 boot camp in Phoenix was with Matt Carter and his talk was “Mission and the Surge.” The theme Surge is about moving the gospel into the city. You can follow updates from the boot camp here.
Here are some thoughts from his talk:
The attractional model of church alone will not get the job done
When was the last time the gospel brought you to tears?
Love your savior more than your mission or else your savior will have no part of your mission
The church cannot stop its message with “Come to us” there has to be more
If the Spirit of God is showing up at a place and you are on mission, you will grow
Jesus would make a horrible megachurch pastor
How to be missional communities
Change the definition of success for your small groups, success must be about moving a group beyond just gathering, have they found a group of people to engage with for the sake of the gospel
We changed how we train our leaders from consumers to self-feeders. Train your church to think and act like missionaries.
We are raising the bar really high on what these groups can do.