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2015 The Direction…

The Antioch Movement is a sending community seeking those far from God. We are launching a movement that is replicable and sustainable. We are trusting God for a few big things this year. The first is to see two to three new missional communities launched. At the end of 2014 we had two launched. A missional community is a gathering of 20 to 70 folks. These can happen in neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, wherever a follower of Jesus is and carries with them the character and competency of Jesus.

The second thing we are trusting God for is to see rapid reproduction in the context of discipleship. These are called Huddles. Huddles, are groups of 3-5 people which are high challenge and high invitation. If you are in a huddle you are opening your life and entering into other people’s lives. In a huddle we want to take steps of growth in the character and competency of Jesus. At the end of 2104 we had one huddle. By the end of 2015 we want to launch 5-6 new huddles. Along with trusting God for multiplication through huddles, we also want to identify and train our first group of Elders.

The third thing we are trusting God for is in the area of sending. We want to take a significant step forward toward financial sustainability. To do this we are challenging those who call Antioch home to be able to cover the cost of the pastor ($53,222.16). It’s doable, but it’s a step of faith.

Finally, we are trusting God in the are of operations. This means that we are looking to develop our fist local executive board.

That’s where we’re heading for 2015. Maybe you want to join us?

What’s a Missional Community?

Over the last two or three months there has been one question that continues to come up: “What is a missional community?” The reason I get asked this is because we call our Sunday gathering “Missional Community” and not “church”. This fall we will be launching our “Worshiping Community” and the questions will come. As… Continue Reading

Purpose and Meaning

Regardless of what you do for a living there are weeks that are better than others. Most weeks are mundane. Most weeks you wonder if you have any value or if you’re making any impact. Then you have a week where you realize that you are doing what you were born to do. This past… Continue Reading

The Beauty of Community

Today I had lunch with +Todd Waller and we talked about a range of things relating to the +The Antioch Movement and the +Evangelical Presbyterian Church. As I have reflected on our conversation I am struck by the beauty of community. Near the end of our conversation Todd shared a story with me about an interaction he had with my… Continue Reading

Another Worship Service?

When many people think about “church” they think about a building where people go on Sunday mornings to sing and hear a book report. We want to flip the script on that kind of thinking. For a movement to start, the people of God have to realize that it is people who are the “church”… Continue Reading

The Story of Sending

At the Antioch Movement we are committed to sending. It is part of our DNA. We are a sending community seeking those far from God. We invite you to listen to this message by Dan, one of our movement architects, to get a sense of why we are so committed to being sent. Continue Reading

Be The Answer

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest… Continue Reading

What’s In A Name?

As we entered into the process of launching a new movement we quickly found out that the name is significant. Initially this was a silly concept to me (Dan).  So, I began reading Acts for some inspiration. In today’s American Christian subculture Acts 2 is held up as the model church community. You know what?… Continue Reading

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