Practicing Cinematographeum Divina (Theology at the Theater, Part 4)

If you have followed this blog series from the beginning, you know we’ve been discussing how our experience of film can augment our relationship with God through a process I call cinematographeum divina. To read more about that, please read Theology at the Theater, Part 2, here. Let’s see how this 6-step process can be applied to another Sundance film, …

Our Partners Who Share in the Excitement of V3

Birthing a church planting movement is not a solo venture. It requires the ability to form partnerships with people and organizations that reflect your values and passions. Since the conception of our learning cohorts four years ago, we have been grateful for the amazing partners that God has given us. Let me introduce you to some of them to you and …

Experiencing the Sacred at Sundance (Theology at the Theater, Part 3)

In the previous blog of this series, I discussed using the lectio divina as a way to approach the theology of film through a process I call cinematographeum divina. While this idea wasn’t fully developed until after my trip to Sundance, I had the opportunity to work through most of the steps, because I approach much of my life in …

Film as a Form of Mass (Theology at the Theater, Part 2)

Philosopher and theologian, James K.A. Smith, in his book Desiring the Kingdom, helps us understand that at a gut level, we are creatures who love and desire.  Thus we need liturgies, rituals and routines that reshape our desires. While Smith focuses on how worship gatherings could be better designed to shape our desires toward the kingdom, Craig Detweiler, in Into …

Register Now! Free Webinar with Alan Roxburgh

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” It’s a well-known idiom, for businesses and organizations. It’s true for the Church, too. Alan Roxburgh’s latest book, Structure for Mission: Renewing the Culture of the Church, argues that we must look deeper than just fixing the church. We need to examine the underlying stories, metaphors, and cultures that …

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Lessons in Discipleship

I recently had the chance to share on the New Churches website about lessons in discipleship. The feedback has been really positive, so I’m sharing what I wrote for their blog here. I hope you enjoy. 40 Lessons in Discipleship Discipleship is the key to movemental thinking when it comes to churches that plant churches. Here are 40 lessons in discipleship and mentoring that …

Top Ten Must Read Books on Spiritual Leadership

The V3 Movement is committed to helping you make disciples, plant churches and start a movement. Such an endeavor will, of course, require you to grow in your leadership skills. But what differentiates a V3 leader from a business leader, military leader, or other kind of leader? V3 disciple-makers, church planters, and movement starters are not simply charismatic speakers or …