Neil Cole identifies the 3 types of people who have the potential to become fruit-bearing, movement-making disciples.
"If we're motivating people with an inspiring moment, guilt, shame and fear, or even a paycheck we give them every other week, then we are not motivated by the Gospel. And I for one don't want to be a part of a movement that isn't motivated by the love of Jesus." Neil Cole
If the Gospel doesn't motivate your people, then you can shout and scream and dance and try to motivate them and you'll never see a movement. Find out why.
What produces the life of the church? What makes us grow, and in turn, causes the church to grow? Find out in this short video clip by Neil Cole.
Check out this video from Exponential 2011: On the Verge of Neil Cole encouraging leaders to help their people "see" the mission of Jesus.
Pastor Brian Jones tells of the response he got from one "nationally recognized" pastor when Brian told him that he hadn't figured out the whole small group thing yet. Brian said the pastor's response was something like this...
Over the coming weeks, we will be asking some of the leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional communities. In this installment, Neil Cole tackles the question, "What is a missional community?" What do you think about Neil's definition? Does it leave you with any additional questions? Join the conversation...