Guest: Lee Price
Pioneering Initiatives Lead Team | NOVO
Prayer has been the fuel for seeing disciple-making movements emerge globally and historically. When disciple-making movements emerge, microchurches emerge. Everything we do must start from a place of deep abiding and listening to the Lord. We learned that instilling regular prayer rhythms both individually and corporately must undergird everything. In this webinar, the Microchurch Next team interviews Lee Price. Lee serves on the Pioneering Initiatives Lead Team with NOVO. He also co-leads a network of micro-churches in Western Colorado. He has lived as a missionary on the Western Slope of Colorado for over 17 years and has seen many people find hope in Christ.
Leadership Podcast Series:
Return of the Microchurch
The missional conversation in the West has been snowballing for decades. Leslie Newbigin, who is considered by many to be the instigator of this conversation, posed the question in his book Foolishness to the Greeks, “What would be involved in a missionary encounter between the gospel and this whole way of perceiving, thinking, and living that we call ‘modern Western culture’?” We’ve been wrestling with that question for 40 years. Over the last two decades, pioneering efforts in the missional movement have been made with the mixed results expected of early experimentation. Now, mature forms of microchurch movements are emerging. COVID-19 has demonstrated the fragility of the predominant forms of Church, which has created a surging interest in simpler forms of the Church led by ordinary people.
Of course, microchurch is not a new form of the Church, but the most ancient one. A compelling case can be made that the microchurch is the original design within the pages of the New Testament. In addition, it is also the primary expression of the Church in the most significant disciple-making movements on the planet today, in places like India and China. Now is the time for us in the West to return to the microchurch for biblical, cultural, and missiological reasons.
Join Leadership Network this year for a series of catalytic conversations with leading practitioners. And follow this move of the Spirit that is bringing about the return of the microchurch.
To watch the conversation, visit https://mult-archive.em02.enthusiastinc.net/event/prayer-as-the-fuel/