Church Online and Getting Hit by a Bus

by Paul on September 25, 2009

Last week ten of our church planters in a restricted access country were martyred.

They knew the risks, and they discipled people to such a level that the Gospel would spread in their country in spite of the death of the church planter.

You and I may not live in countries where we face the daily reality of martyrdom, but I don’t think that should keep us from adopting the same approach to discipleship.

What if you were hit by a bus?

What if you lost all your funding?

What if your church burned down?

What if the FCC created new regulations?

Can you say that you say that you are making disciples that can spread the Gospel even when they lose a significant resource?

If church online would adopt a “I (or my ministry) could get hit by a bus tomorrow.” mentality, I think we would see huge shift in the way we lead and make disciples.

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Ken Eastburn September 25, 2009 at 3:03 pm

First, I'm so sorry to hear about your friends…I pray that God uses their sacrifices to grow his Kingdom.

Second, thank you for the challenging words! I pastor a home-based church network (we used to be a traditional Southern Baptist church) in Southern California and the questions you ask are excellent. We are trying to ask those same kinds of questions and, though we're not there yet, we're on our way toward a model of discipleship that will spread whether us leaders are involved or not.

James September 27, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I am sorry for the grief this loss has caused and I thank God for the bravery of our siblings in the Lord who are now in his presence. Praying for God's comfort and that this kind of bravery would be contagious.

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