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Two great reads on the church and community

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Regular readers of this blog know that my passion as NewSpring Web Campus pastor is to explore how we the church can reclaim radical, missional, Biblical community using Web 2.0 tools.

Two of my favorite people, LifeChurch.tv Community Pastor Tony Steward, and Church Strategy guru (and my former boss) Tony Morgan, both had some awesome posts this week about the strategic attitudes that churches need to take in this area.

Tony Steward’s main point implied that the church can use private social networks effectively without comprising evangelistic focus given the right leadership. (My comment is here)

If we are leading our community to be outward focused, then that is where their focus will be, technology will only be leveraged to amplify our leadership.

Tony Morgan’s point was that the church should spend far more attention on creating content for people to organize around. (My comment here.)

When people have the freedom to gather in community without relying on the church to place them with other people, that’s when the Gospel will spread like a virus. When people start focusing less on how the church needs to serve them and more on how they need to be the church, that’s when dramatic transformation will take place in people’s lives and in our communities.

Both are arguments I’ve made implicitly or explicitly myself. Obviously, i think both men are dead right. 😉

What do you think?

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Written by NickCharalambous

May 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

Posted in ruminations

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