Calibrate NW session 2 w/ Carlos Whitaker

Twitter.com/loswhit hey people follow him. 

One Sunday in a Gym, next Sunday in a $53 million dollar facility. 
         That would be jarring

If why is our last question for what the church is up to, that messes things up.

If why is first that changes the game entirely

Called to disturb and disrupt the career Christian for the sake of seeing Christ’s face again.

Instead of building a service to attract non-Christians what if you built  attractional Christians? 

The greatest moments in our services are the elements that are not produced.  They are moments where the Divine can interact with the human.  (last sentence is my own)

As we fight traditionalism we are just creating more traditionalism.

Disturb and disrupt

This generation doesn’t want to be entertained they want to be a part of a movement

Francis Chan Calibrate NW 2010

More and more people are taking the Bible seriously and not relying on tradition.  
The problem is that we were not sticking close enough to the Bible.

When we look to scripture we see that God is calling us to be united like a family

Once we were not a people, now we are!  God has brought people from all over the world to be one people.

Lack of commitment in church people is troubling

Following Jesus is an everything thing.  It’s about your whole life.

How many people in our churches have actually discipled anyone?

The emphasis of the New Testament is making disciples not the services we are having.

We are all called to make disciples. Not just the “trained professionals”

Discipleship is on the job training.  

There is a wave of people who read the Bible and now there is something more for the contemporary church.  No one is reading Acts and saying. “wow, that’s just like my church.”

The events in the book of Acts wasn’t just for then, but for today as well.

What is the sign to the world that we are right about the truths in the Bible?  When they see us walking together in unity.  

We are called to encourage each other and strive together knowing that God is our good shepherd. 

People want their leaders to be strong and courageous.  We don’t need to translate that to arrogance.  But we need to believe why God has called us to and that the Spirit is in us and empowering us.  Be strong and courageous!

James 5:17 – Elijah was a man just like us

God will choose the weak, the people who are just like us.  

1 Peter 4:12 Done be surprised by the fiery ordeal