The first thing we should say about a church-planting church is that it has been purified in the crucible of difficulty.
If we dig into Acts 1:8 we'll unlock a plethora of insight into what authentic "missional living" looks like.
People want to be a part of something God-sized.
Acts 2:42-47. A bunch of normal folks, like you and me, praying, eating, and worshiping together. It’s not much different than my church’s community groups that meet around the Dallas/Fort Worth area together. It’s a relief, a needed calm. And yet it isn’t calm at all . . .
While we can't clone what is taking place in the biblical book of Acts, we can seek to learn its pattern.
After a year of teaching and a trip to Jerusalem by Paul and Barnabas to clarify the doctrine of salvation concerning the Gentiles (commonly known as the Jerusalem Council), this almost 2-year-old church was ready to begin its mission . . .