Institutional Church - Say No To Your Blockbuster Ways. God has gifted every church with spiritual pioneers, explorers and entrepreneurs who've caught glimpses of the future and have been empowered by the Spirit to co-create the future in the present. Say Yes to the apostolic gift. Say Yes to Spirit.
Troy continues to explore the apostolic gift. Luke 9, 10 and Acts 16. .
What is the difference between traditionalism and tradition?
What might the apostolic gift and role look like in our 21st Century North American context?
Why are modern day "Gamaliels" so important to our current season of great change and transition for the church?
These and other questions are explored in this podcast.
Acts 4:11-13, Acts 5:12-42
Troy unpacks three principles / patterns in the kingdom of God:
1) Experience usually precedes understanding.
2) You can only attest to the truth of what you've experienced.
3) Your spiritual experiences comes with a calling - to bear witness to what you've experienced.
John 20:1-9, Acts 10:39-43
Palm Sunday, the Triumphal Entry, the anointing of Jesus at Bethany, everything is upside down and downside up. What we learn more than anything from these events, is that the kingdom of God was, is and always will be infinitely surprising - especially to those of us who have it figured out.
Jesus sends us out into the world as lambs among wolves. Why? What does this even mean? The answer has the potential to completely and continually change your life. (Luke 10)
Examining the current state and trajectory of the North American church in general as well as the Mennonite church in Canada specifically. Are there some things thriving churches tend to have in common in our 21st century context?
Troy briefly explains the five leadership gifts Paul lists in Ephesians 4 (apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher) and discusses some of the challenges we face in embracing this ministry model in the 21st century.
Troy Watson begins a new series on the Five Fold Ministry (5FM) that Paul presents in Ephesians 4.