In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Bob Roberts, founding pastor of NorthWood Church and author of Lessons from the East. During their conversation, they discuss how to reach non-churched people and church planting outside the United States.
“When we train planters we teach that there are three expressions of the church. There’s the house church, or simple church, where we meet in community, the equipping church which is the congregation, and the global church that we connect to.”
“I don’t want church planters just to read the Bible and missiology books. I want them to know the culture and be able to speak to the culture.”
“Read non-Christian authors if you want to understand the culture.”
“When I preach Sunday morning I am constantly aware that there are people listening to me that are not in Heller, Texas.”
“If I really want non-churched people to follow Jesus how do I communicate my values without being hateful, mean-spirited, partisan, and tribal?”
“I want you to choose God because you have the freedom to do it, not because it’s forced.”
“I think apologetics has moved from confrontational to relational.”
“Get invited to where the lost people are, then you are a minority speaking for Jesus in the public square.”
“Think now about who you are raising up and you will always be relevant.”
“If our identity is not in Jesus, we find our fulfillment in our ministry.”
“I was more concerned about growing my church than about growing my soul.”
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