In our last tele-conversation we discussed the issue of helping people to transition from an institutional to organic mindset. For more on these tele-conversations see here and here.
Out of that last conversation we developed a list of resources that may be helpful as we encourage people through this transition. I thought I should share these resources with all of you with thanks to Kathleen for keeping notes for us.
To prepare for the conversation we looked over Wolfgang Simson’s diagram on “Apostolic Migration.” If you have not seen this illustration, it is very helpful in understanding the transition that we and others are walking through. You can see a good summary of this diagram here.
The following are other resources that were mentioned during the course of our conversation:
Frank Viola books and articles:
Rethinking the Wineskin
Who’s Your Covering
Wolfgang Simson’s “Houses that Change the World.”
Jake Colsen’s “So You Don’t Go to Church Anymore.” See previous post.
Video by House2House entitled “When You Come Together.” This is an excellent summary of simple church concepts using interview snapshots along with visuals of gatherings.
“Real Christianity” by William Wilberforce (late 1700’s subject of the recently released Amazing Grace movie) who changed the world because, as he wrote in this book, the church ought to live as she says she believes.
“Purifying the Prophetic—Breaking Free from the Spirit of Self-Fulfillment” by R. Loren Sandford.
Music by Jason Upton: Upton’s music calls to the inner man and to the church to awaken.
Music by Alberto and Kimberly Rivera.
International House of Prayer has many free resources on intimacy with Jesus.
Please note: I am not personally familiar with all of these resources, but I have a lot of confidence in everyone that has been participating in this tele-conference so I am certain that you will find them all to be helpful.
Note on the tele-conversation: It has been very rewarding to develop relationship with each person involved and see how God has brought us together. It has been a powerful “house church” type experience in which everyone’s contribution has produced insights, new awarenesses, and encouragement. I have enjoyed it immensely. I am not sure yet what next steps will be on future tele-conversations, but I will keep you posted.