Is the gospel dangerous? Absolutely. It demands your life, submission to King Jesus instead of submission to self. In fact, it will actually call us to die to ourselves, and for some to even risk their lives. But the logic of the gospel is not denial for denial's sake. It's much more.
There are challenges and landmines to navigating culture well. Two in particular could destroy your discipleship and evangelism efforts. Here are the main ones (and what to do about it).
Here are a few of our favorite books that we at Verge can recommend, and would love for you to pick up one (or all of them!) and be inspired, challenged, and deepened in your walk with Jesus.
There are 4 major barriers to effectively sharing the Gospel, or 4 major traps that most people fall into. Find out what they are and how to avoid them.
Take the Matthew 25 Challenge and watch what happens.
What is discipleship? K.A. Ellis gives a snapshot of this often misunderstood mark of the Christian life.
We all have a desire to create intentional community with our friends, in our neighborhoods, and within our church. But how do we invite our neighbors and friends into our community in a meaningful way? Here's how.
Lent is first and foremost about the gospel making its way deeper into our lives. How will you engage it this year?
Ever wondered how you can practically lead groups toward mission and develop a leadership pipeline that reproduces disciples and leaders? Check out this Cohort.
Experts teach us principles for practical theology, but experience can teach us far more. Here are 3 steps for adapting the experts' advice for your context.
The secret to increasing your mission for God is by increasing your maturity with God.
Ultimately time will tell, but just as when you mature, you face your limits and you adapt for future success so the missional movement has hit a wall and is reassessing the way forward. Find out more.
The Bible doesn't have a mission. The mission of God has a Bible.
This might be the most important missional task for any Christian. Find out what.
What does it look like to partner with God to rebirth our communities when the culture around us has so drastically changed? Find out here.
The church is not like family. It is family. Find out why this is so crucial.
This one thing could change the way you interact with the whole world, even in the everyday stuff of life. Find out more.
We’ve replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world―and both we and the world suffer for it. Find out the habits of highly missional people.
The conditions facing us in the twenty-first century not only pose a threat to our existence; they also present us with an extraordinary opportunity to reorient ourselves with an ancient energy lying dormant at the heart of the church.
All good missionaries know the power of social engagement. Party is sacrament and we must relearn and re-orient our lives around friends, food, and celebration if we are going to have any influence upon the culture right next door. Find out how.