Multisite churches: a sign of hope for the Western Church?

I have been allowed early access to the The Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Church Scorecard which releases to the public on Tuesday, March 11th. With the report author's permission I can share some of the highlights in this article. To be alerted when the full report is available, sign up here.The subject of multisite churches continues to be a controversial one in some circles.  I have previously written on some of the advantages I see in this model, as well as arguing that a large chu … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead: The Movie, and a new friend

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It seems clear to me that 2014 is going to go down as the year of the religious movie. There are a lot of Hollywood movies this year that are covering various biblical stories, and I must say I am looking forward to all of them. God's Not Dead is a movie that I had not heard of until a few minutes ago when I connected for the first time with Rice Broocks thanks to my new favourite web video conferencing program, Zoom.us.  Incidentally, you will most likely be seeing a lot more of Zoom around h … [Read more...]

Are there apostles today?

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I am nearing the end of my series on Strange Fire.  It may feel interminable for some, but believe me when I get the bit between my teeth, sometimes I keep at it a lot longer than I will have done on this!Today I turn to an argument that MacArthur uses against the charismatic movement. He takes some of the odd things some people say and do about the idea of apostles today and rightly rejects that. But again he fails to interact with more responsible groups who do believe in apostles today. … [Read more...]

Advantages of the Multisite church planting model

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The proliferation of multisite churches in the USA continues to increase. It is a trend that is also beginning to take a hold here in the UK. The basic idea for those who may not be aware is that a growing church which finds it doesn't have space for its congregation plants a site nearby that shares all the resources of the original church. In fact the new congregation is considered part of the original. It is one church, multiple sites.It seems from the rapid adoption of this model that … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo interviews Chris Taylor, a church planter in The Hague

Church planting remains one of the most important activities that we can do.  Watch this interview between veteran church planter Terry Virgo and a young planter, Chris Taylor, working into The Hague, in Holland.  The needs of mainland Europe are great, but our God is greater!. … [Read more...]

TOP 10 U.S. CHURCHES to learn from about CHURCH PLANTING

Great to see three real friends of the gospel topping this list.  Thanks to Kent Shaffer for compiling this list and some other ways to define influential churches in the USA.These are the top churches to learn from about planting multiple churches:Redeemer Presbyterian Church (New York, NY) :: Tim KellerMars Hill Church (Seattle, WA) :: Mark DriscollNorthwood Church (Keller, TX) :: Bob RobertsPerimeter Church (Duluth, GA) :: Randy PopeSpanish River Church (Boca Raton, FL) :: … [Read more...]

Interview with Terry Virgo – A vision for the church

This is the first in a multi-part series of interview clips that I filmed with Terry Virgo when he was in London with us. You will enjoy, and for those without broadband, a transcript of the video will also be shared.Edited Transcript:Adrian: Hi I’m Adrian Warnock and I’m here with Terry Virgo and Tope Koleoso. It’s a pleasure to have you both here. Terry, I came under your ministry back in 1978 or something ridiculous like that, and I’ve known Tope since 1995. So I’ve known you both … [Read more...]

What Kind of House? Apostles, their delegates, multiculturalism, prayer, worship, & mission

This is the second part of a set of notes on Terry Virgo's first session at 300 Leaders.  I have previously shared the video and downloads for the whole talk.3. There was Barnabus. He had been sent. The Apostles were staying in Jerusalem. People have written about whether that was right or wrong. But they heard about another church coming to birth. Barnabas was sent as an apostolic delegate. He was known by the Apostles, and he represented them. It was rather like Timothy later on. … [Read more...]

Check your motives

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." Philippians 2:3Stop. Whatever you are doing right now, just stop. I know you are probably busy but you can spare five minutes can't you?  Ask God the following question "am I doing anything out of rivalry or concept? Please show me."What about that promotion you applied for at work?  Are you thinking of the good of the company? Do you honestly feel you can contribute at that level? Or are y … [Read more...]

Young, reformed and charismatic? Come to St Louis January 2011

Do you live in the USA? Are you reformed, and theologically persuaded that the charismatic gifts continue? Perhaps like many you have not seen a positive model of how they can be expressed in a Bible-loving environment. Are you longing for a more dynamic experience of the Spirit's power?If the above describes you, please come to St Louis January 14-16 2011 for the Mobilise student and twenties conference. I will be there live blogging this exciting conference, and my pastor Tope Koleoso … [Read more...]


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