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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?

Rest and Work

There are few narratives in the Bible that are as endearing as Mary and Martha. We’ve all been there. We are working our tails off and our sibling is sitting around doing nothing. It’s so frustrating. It drives us crazy. We want Mom or Dad to step in and make things fair. As they continued… Continue Reading

Perspective Shift

The Antioch Movement is all about multiplication and discipleship. It’s who we are. Our identity as a people is wrapped up those two things. If we are not about discipleship and multiplication then we may as well fold up and go home. Those four┬ásentences are easy to write, easy to say, but really hard to… Continue Reading

The Power of Not Meeting

Sunday was a night of chaos. The storms that blew in to Ypsilanti were crazy. Trees, power lines, and port-a-johns were all fair game for the 70 mph winds. Right now we have people who drive in from all over the area for our gathering. Our gatherings are sweet and full of life for all… Continue Reading

Doubt on Tap – It’s Not About The Beer

Recently there have been many posts around the internet talking about beer and faith. They’ve talked about how churches are using the tavern to bring the gospel to people far from God. It’s been interesting to see the push back from folks in the church world over some of these things. I was first introduced… Continue Reading

What’s A Missionary?

Have you ever thought about what a missionary is? When Amy and I were on staff with Cru, we used to joke about how if we were “real” missionaries it would have been easier to raise support. We felt this way because there was a sense among many Christians that a “real” missionary is someone… Continue Reading

The Moment

Have you experienced “the moment”? We do so more often than we realize. Unfortunately, our lives move fast and are full of noise. We cannot slow down for the moment. The moment passes and we keep on moving. How can we possibly stop everything for a moment? We need to. These moments are in-breakings of… 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

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