Calibrate NW session 8 – Mark Driscoll

Fans and foes
     Fans idolize you
     Foes demonize you

When it comes to worship we have 2 options
1 – the creator
2 – the creation

Interesting stuff with dr. Drew and the mirror effect.

Celebrities model and people mirror. The celebrity culture makes people famous for no reason. The celebrity culture the goal is just to be famous. 

6 kinds of foes
1. Theological Critic
Accept that there will be conflict with them and just come to deal with it.  2. Success Jealousy Critics
Jealousy is just another word for pride. The answer is to serve them, become their ally, it can help change their heart.
3.  Misinformed foes
Inform them!  Clarify. The ear is a lot more forgiving than They eye
4. Personal Dislike
Ignore them because they can’t differentiate between style and sin
5.  Legit critics
6. Those who take offense on behalf of other people
Rebuke them. Those who are meddling and busybody are not helping they are causing more trouble

How to respond
1.  Practice selective hearing
2. Don’t let anger drive you to sin
3.  Turn your critics into coaches 
4.  Don’t respond on their terms
5.  Patiently await vindication
6.  Watch out for the fear of men – the fear of men is the idolizing of someone else’s opinion.  

You can’t need people and love people at the same time. 
God did not make us because he needed us he made us because he wanted us. 

What to do with this stuff?
1.  Talk a lot about Jesus
2.  Talk a lot about your sin and your struggles
3.  Work with conviction instead of guilt – guilt comes from people.  If guilty people get to play you your life is going to be craptastic
4.  Don’t get sucked into the best or the worst
5.  Don’t worship the people who idolize and demonize you
6.  Get your spirit filled time with Jesus

Calibrate NW session 7 – Judah Smith

Pastor at City Church in Kirkland, WA

Talking about Honor 
Matthew 20:20

If you want to talk about honor you have to start with humility

You can do all kinds of things that are nice to the past generation, but still not honor them.  Honor comes from the heart.

Jesus connects greatness to being a slave.  If you want to be first you need to think about yourself last.

When you are given a platform think first about how you can use that serve others.

We are all in ministry based on someone else’s equity.  We did not get here on our own.  How are we honoring those who brought us here.  

Honor begins with an honest assessment of yourself and on who’s platform you stand.  

We can’t all be Pauls we need people to be Apollos as well. Paul built and Apollos built it up.

Honor is adding value to others. 

A prideful man cannot honor he can only flatter

The reason some of us have a deficient view of who we are is because we don’t have a biblical view of who Jesus is.

Christians are always responders to the grace of God.  We cannot initiate it, we can only respond to it. 


Calibrate NW session 6 – Rich Stearns

CEO of World Vision
Author of The Whole In Our Gospel

We’ve drifted away from being fishers of men to being keepers of the aquarium – Paul Harvey

It may nite be our fault that 24,000 children die every day, but it is our moral responsibility to do something about it.

We are God’s plan to change the world.
But we have to be willing, available, and willing to pay the price to be used by God.  

Luke 4 Jesus in the synagogue laid out his mission connected proclamation and justice!  Have we been that good news for the poor?

Revolutions challenge the powers from within

We can’t just proclaim the good news we have to be the good news

The gospel is not a private transaction between God and me.

We are not saved by works, but we are saved for works

Revolutions start with small people who use their outrage to motivate change.   

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

Calibrate NW session 4 – Alan Hirsch

Look for an Alan Hirsch Calibrate Video

How do we retain a movement that resonates with who Jesus is?

Renewal – recover the apostolic movements

ReJesus: we have to rediscover the role of Jesus and the phenomenon of Jesus.
Christology lies at the heart of the renewal of the church.
When we veer we have lost sight of Jesus
We must radicalize in order to missionalize

Christology > Missiology > Ecclesiology

The subversion of Christianity – that is a book title that I need to look up

Christianity (minus) Christ = religion

ReDisciple: becoming a little Jesus
Embodiment and transmission
Spiritual authority is bound up in this as well
It is our capacity to live our messages
Movements grow based on the ability to grow disciples
Leadership is an extension of discipleship
Consumerism is killing us (from within)


(missile and mission come from then same word.  You want to send missiles not receive them)

Missional God
Incarnational God -Jesus was born as a baby instead of sending cosmic lazier beams.
Missional Church means we are going out into the world. We are sent out!
Incarnational church means going deep

What we need are mission ally responsive, culturally adaptive, organizationally agile, multiplication movements
Don’t plant a church plant a movement.

– mobilize the whole people of God
Every believer is a church planter every church is a potential church planting movement.

Movements are reproducible and reproducing.

Movements are structurally networked

Movements imply missional leadership & ministry modes. Eph. 4