2016 Exponential Session 3: JD Greear – Growing vs Sending
Most people are bored in our churches.
Near 90% of church evangelicals have not shared Jesus with anyone outside their family.
In the next 7 years 55,000 churches will close their doors.
What we are doing is not working.
Are we pursuing the mission Jesus told us to pursue it?
If we are serious about the mission of God we will be about leaders not about crowds.
Acts 8:1….”except the apostles…”
This is the first time the gospel leaves the borders of Jerusalem.
The propensity in the church is to stay.
What it takes to build sending churches.
1) It takes confident sacrifice. (John 12:24)
2) It takes kingdom selflessness.
What if the reason america hasn’t been evangelized is the idolization of pastors?
3) It takes risky faith.
JD is Lead Pastor of The Summit Church