Insight 94: “This church planting resurgence has prompted a litany of material designed to foster healthy church plants. The methodologies are endless: ranging from decentralized house churches, to attractional models, to every permutation in between. The primary question people are seeking to answer is the ‘how’ question: How can I plant a healthy church? How […]
Insight 93: “Certainly it is true that our day has seen a resurgence of church planting fervor. For a host of reasons—some healthy and some not—it seems that more and more people have church planting on their radar. In fact, church planting is often seen as a badge of honor for existing churches.” (Gospel Saturation […]
Insight 92: “We’ve all heard the objections: ‘But, we already have enough churches.’ “Don’t you know how many churches are struggling. Why don’t we work to get those healthy?’ “Who needs another church when we’ve got a massive, healthy church already in the heart of the city?’ ‘Church revitalization is futile. People are too stubborn […]
Insight 91: “Combined, the COA (Circle of Accountability) and COI (Circle of Influence), provide a manageable scope for the mission of God’s people. They each ask us to own the lostness of a defined people in a defined place. Certainly we can’t see to it that Gospel saturation happens everywhere, but we can own the […]
Insight 90: “Our Sovereign God places each member of the church in the midst of a people in a specific place with an opportunity and a responsibility. They live in the neighborhoods they do because God has appointed them to reach their neighbors. They work in the companies they do as God’s ambassadors to their […]
Insight 89: “Every believer living as a missionary is given a distinct COI (Circle of Influence) made up of places they live, learn, work, and play. It is in these locations that believers are to own the lostness of those around them and see to it that they take personal responsibility for ensuring that every […]
Insight 88: In our COA (Circle of Accountability) “the corporate domain represents the shared space of those who make up each local church. Often, the location in which the church gathers for weekly worship defines this shared space.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p. 56) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel Saturation Primer.
Insight 87: “We develop a clear and compelling strategy to reach our defined COA (Circle of Accountability). This strategy should take advantage of the two aspects of the nature and mission of the church—the corporate domain and the personal domain.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p. 56) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel Saturation Primer.
Insight 86: “We should understand the defined geography as our God-given harvest field and do our part to see to it that every man, woman, and child has a repeated opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ. We may need to model Kingdom partnership with other churches and people […]
Insight 85: “The COA (Circle of Accountability) outlines the specific community the church is called to reach.” “We must resist the urge to simply target a small subset of this circle who represent people like us.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p. 56) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel Saturation Primer.