Unique 19 − 2013: Issue #3

Unique 19, Issue #3

This issue of The Unique 19 includes stories of innovative discipleship in four different and uniquely-focused churches. The Unique 19 is the church list for the rest of us!  In Issue #3, you’ll read about:

– St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Newport Beach, CA: Redefining the Good Life

Renovatus, Charlotte, NC: A church of people under renovation – liars, dreamers, and misfits

Scum of the Earth, Denver, CO: A church for the right-brained and left out

– Trinity Grace, New York, NY: Joining God with the renewal of the city

BONUS! Check out this video of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church highlighted in this issue!

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Unique 19 Video from Auxano on Vimeo.

In addition to these four stories, we’ve also included a helpful set of questions to review with your team. We call them Team ConnectTeam Challenge and Team Act questions. It’s our desire to help your team take the inspiration provided in Unique 19 and provide actionable steps for applying vision-driven ideas in your unique church!

The Unique 19 is brought to you by the team at Auxano. We navigate leaders through growth challenges with vision clarity. Learn more about Auxano.

If you are new to The Unique 19, be sure to download our previous issues, too!

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Unique 19, Issue #3

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comment_post_ID); ?> Thank you Ed for sharing your insights into the Church Growth Movement. I have my reservations with Church Growth models because it has done more damage than good in the Body of Christ. Over the years, western churches are more focused on results, formulas and processes with little or no emphasis on membership and church discipline. Pastors and vocational leaders are burnt out because they're overworked. I do believe that the Church Growth model is a catalyst to two destructive groups: The New Apostolic Reformation and the Emerging Church. Both groups overlap and have a very loose definition. They're both focus on contemporary worship, expansion of church brand (franchising), and mobilizing volunteering members as 'leaders' to grow their ministry. Little focus on biblical study, apologetics and genuine missional work with no agenda besides preaching of the gospel.
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