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Tim Keller and Simon Sinek are saying the same thing. Simon works with businesses. Tim works with churches. Both leaders challenge organizations to create realities that don’t yet exist. Our team—City Gospel Movements—works with a unique breed of Christian leader who believe the church can be more than she is today by living in a church unity that causes the world to do a doubletake.
These leaders equip and inspire the church of their city to pray, serve, and share the gospel in a collaborative way so onlookers positively reconsider the people of God and the God whom they follow (John 17:23).
Type - Church - Unity - Reality - Regularity
This type of church unity is a reality that does not exist with regularity and consistency…yet. Our team gets a front row seat to creative, sacrificial expressions of church unity (check out a few here) around the world. We aren’t content with these stories being anomalies; we want them to be the new normal. But, creating a new normal isn’t easy.
Creating what does not yet exist is called innovation. And as Simon Sinek reveals: “There is nothing efficient about innovation.” The end product may be sleek and shiny, but the road is wrought with potholes, pitstops, detours, and U-turns. Tim Keller adds his two cents about the long road of innovation pertaining—in his case—to culture change: “[culture change] is never a simplistic process…it has a kind of erratic inertia. It doesn’t change easily or without a fight. But it can, in the end, be changed” (Center Church, 225).
Team - Way - Congregations - Silos - Way
Our team is suggesting that the conventional way of local congregations operating in silos is the old way of doing things. We exist to encourage unity in the citywide Church so more people in the city encounter Jesus. This looks like 150+ churches in Seattle, Washington agreeing on the same citywide metric for...
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I find it extremely funny when people keep voting and expecting the government to change!