Why don’t we see movements in America?

At the Exponential Conference in Orlando yesterday, someone asked Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan – “Why don’t we see movements in America?”

I am not sure about that….Trying to lead Americans is like herding cats. Bill Cosby contrasts cats and dogs. When you come home, your dog says, “Do you need anything?” – your cat doesn’t look at you. Americans are difficult to lead. They are more complicated….Americans are too individualistic. That’s one of the reasons we don’t have movements.

He also talked about 6 THINGS which churches that experience revival need to BALANCE:

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  2. A Strong Emphasis on Teaching and Preaching – “The purpose of a sermon is to make the truth real, not just clear.”
  3. Major Emphasis on Life-Changing Community – “Life doesn’t change in worship services. You become like the people you hang out with, not the people you hear preach.”
  4. Outward Focussed Evangelism
  5. Passion for Justice and the Poor
  6. Cultural Engagement – “Help people integrate their faith and work.”

Check out Tim Keller’s new book: The Reason For God

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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