Fitch B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He’s married to Rae Ann and they have one child, a son Max. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community– a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. In 2014 he moved with his family to Westmont IL to join in with a church planted from Life on the Vine, Peace of Christ Church, Westmont. He helps pastor there as well as coaches church planting via many assorted venues.
In this free webinar, you will learn:
- Questions to ask in 5 areas to discern how well your community is living on mission
- How to help busy leaders live in the missional communities as a way of life
- How your church can escape consumer Christianity and become a community on mission
“Is Your Church Really Missional?”
A Diagnostic with David Fitch: Church Planter, Professor and Author
Tuesday, August 4, 12 Eastern
According to Fitch:
I’ve gathered a list of questions I think are worth asking and discerning together. Often I have found that some of the topic heading of these questions have been avoided entirely by missional communities. For instance “gathering” can often be an anathema for missional communities. But if done out of a Kingdom posture, it is life giving, very clarifying, more often discipleship, and never turns into salesmanship. It should not therefore be avoided. (Paul after all did gathering at the synagogues).
These questions are never meant to evaluate whether there are MORE things missional leaders should be doing that they are not already doing. Rather the intent of these questions is to a.) ask whether all of what you’re doing is really germane to the task of cultivating a community in mission (and if not maybe you should cut it), and b.) ask whether you might reorient what you’re already doing in a manner that shapes a people for participating in mission as everyday life (as opposed to being consumers of some good Christianity for an hour or two on Sunday and 2 or 3 hours during the week).