Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
The "Quote/UnQuote" Interview with Reggie McNeal
Phil Miglioratti talks with Reggie McNeal, author of "Kingdom Collaborators: Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn The World Upside Down"
Phil ~ Your first words jump out: "Everyone knows that something big is up." Then you close your introduction with "It's happening again!" What is the "something big" that has captured your attention and why is your hope rising?
Reggie ~ We are in the phase that follows each new information revolution. The last one before this was the invention of the printing press, making possible the Renaissance and its religious counterpart, the Reformation. This is a time of great discontinuity, as every cultural/societal institution comes to grips with the implications of the digital revolution. The church is no different. People are moving away from institutional religious expressions, instead searching for movements and meaning, not just ritual and practice. In the case of the North American church this is a time of trying to figure out how to capture the energy of the movement that swept the Western world in the first centuries after Jesus visited the planet. This is the only way forward to relevance. In this book I contend that leaders across all walks of life (not just institutional church leaders) are showing us this way. I am encouraged by this development.
Phil ~ Unpack the significance of the segments of your sub-title:
Reggie ~ I think it’s important to note the characterization that I have chosen to help us understand the ‘Kingdom’ – “Life as God intends.” We open the Bible in a Garden with the Tree of Life in its center. We close the Bible in a city where the River of Life runs through it with trees of Life on both sides. In the middle of the book Jesus proclaims: “I have come to give you life (abundant as God intends); and, even stronger, “I AM the life.” He lives out in full view the life God intends us to have. Not just his message, but Jesus’ ministry and manner all convey the kingdom to us.
• Signature Practices = Passion has to be married to capacity to have impact. I have observed that leaders with kingdom impact share some important competencies and capacities with each other. READ COMPLETE INTERVIEW HERE>>>
Started by Phil Miglioratti in Newsletters: Best Practices & Fresh Thought Aug 5, 2015.
by Claude King
The Apostle Paul set a wonderful and powerful example for us on how to make disciples of others. He lived his life in such a way that people could see a living demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power to transform a life. Then he encouraged people to follow his example as he followed Christ's example. When the church at Thessalonica followed Paul's and Christ's example like that, they had an impact on a significant portion of the Mediterranean world. Join me in seeking to follow Paul's model as we pursue Christlikeness. See his example in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5; 1 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Ephesians 5:1; and 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7.