Food For Thought: Getting Back In The Swing Edition

Every week here at Pursuing Glory I try to bring together the best posts I’ve found that will equip the end-times church to operate in her God-ordained destiny.  These are the best blogs, articles, books and other resources related to our purpose here at this site.  Feel free to visit, comment, and make use of the resources found at each site.

This week marks the return of me to blogging after letting that part of my life slide for a few weeks.  I’ve had a chance to hang out with some of the coolest people who aren’t part of our house church recently.  However that time spent has taken me away from writing, so I’m going to try and get back in the swing of things.  This post represents the best posts from the last few weeks. Enjoy!

Community Elements: Jesus

I think that Jesus is most frequently the part of community that we leave out when we begin to discect a Christian community.  Alan writes about Jesus’ centrality in a way that makes his whole discussions on the elements of a church more palatable than most similar discussions.

Two Vital Needs of Every Disciple

One of the things that gets left out of most discussions about discipleship is the necessity of being able to make other disciples.  Here Ray writes about the paradox of following Jesus and leading others into following Him.

Change the Atmosphere, Change the Culture

One of the shifts that I’ve seen help people move from a static church mindset into a movement mindset is discovering the spirit of multiplication that the apostles walked in.  Here J.D. talks about how that happens with a  group people who currently have no vision for reproducing churches.

Misunderstanding Persecution

One of the common misconceptions in the body of Christ is that house churches in the third world are effective because persecution happening around them fuels evangelism and discipleship.  Actually persecution causes the church to return to her organic roots and when she does that, she spreads quickly and naturally.

A Grove of Aspen Trees

With the house church movement in the United States as new as it is, little has been written about what mature house church networks look like.  This post has an incredible visual that says volumes about how a network of house churches can function interdependently.

Photo Credit: Design Probes – Food for Thought by centralasian.

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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