Posted tagged ‘Jared Wilson’

Cultivating Gospel Mission :: PLNTD + New England Conference

May 29, 2012

PLNTD announced today its second regional conference of the year – Cultivating Gospel Mission, scheduled to take place on September 20-22, 2012 in Portland, Maine. Main session speakers will be Scotty Smith and Caesar Kalinowski, with breakout sessions with Jared Wilson. This week only, you can register for 50% off regular ticket price for just $29 (discount ends Friday night). If you live in the New England or Canada area, be sure to check this training event out.

Here’s a blurb from the conference website:

We live in a day where it is commonplace to hear the words “gospel-centered” and “missionally-driven”. The danger, however, is to use those phrases in ways that diminish their meaning to that of a cliché. At the 2012 New England Training Event, PLNTD partners with the Gospel Alliance to focus on why those phrases are grounded in God and His purposes for the church.

Every church planter and pastor should lead their people to live gospel-centered lives on mission as those who have been sent by God. What does that kind of life look like? How does articulate this kind of vision to people in their community? These are the kinds of questions we hope to address as we gather together on September 20-22.

This training event is open to anyone who would like to be instructed and encouraged to cultivate gospel mission, including pastors, church planters, aspiring ministry leaders, leadership teams, and the like.

Unlike the typical conference format, the goal of this training event is interaction, integration and application of teaching and instruction. Our desire is that you leave equipped with practical instruction, edified through meaningful fellowship, and encouraged by Christ-centered passion for greater kingdom advance.

Join us as we press into the call to be oriented around the mission of church and saturated in the message of the gospel!

New PLNTD Audio: Jared Wilson

May 17, 2012

In the beginning of April, PLNTD held its first regional training event focused on “Cultivating Gospel Community” in sunny Southwest Florida. We were privileged to have Steve Timmis and Jared Wilson share God’s Word with us during the weekend. These brothers served us incredibly well by speaking plainly about the power of the gospel while graciously exhorting us to faithful perseverance in building gospel community.

Jared opened and closed the training event with exposition from Isaiah 6, and he also shared in a breakout session about creating a gospel culture using his experience at Middletown Springs Community Church. I commend these MP3s for you to download and be encouraged.

Jared Wilson via PLNTD

1.  Gospel Exultation (Isaiah 6:1-8)
2.  Gospel Expansion (Isaiah 6:9-13)
3.  Creating a Gospel Culture (breakout)

Cultivating Gospel Communities | PLNTD Conference

January 16, 2012

Get all the info here.

Register this week for a special opening week rate of just $29.

We are only making this rate available to the first 100 who register. I would love for you to this training opportunity on how to cultivate gospel communities on mission from Steve Timmis and Jared Wilson, along with local practitioners. More to come . . .

Lead 10 Audio

November 9, 2010

Lead 10 is a conference recently held in Auburn, Maine hosted by my friend Josh Cousineau.  This is the second year, and the main speakers were Bob Thune (author of The Gospel Centered Life) and Bill Streger. Jared Wilson also shared about gospel wakefulness in breakout sessions.  What I love about this conference is that it is situated in the least likely place (Maine) with the most needed subject matter (the gospel).

So if you’re like me and were not able to go, I encourage you to download the 13 MP3’s below.  It is definitely worth a listen.  Check them out.

What Is the Gospel? | Q&A by Bob Thune
Gospel Hype | Q&A by Bill Streger
The Gospel and the Ordinary | Q&A by Bill Streger
The Centrality of the Gospel by Bob Thune
What Is Gospel Wakefulness? by Jared Wilson
Preaching for Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson
A Plea for Church Planting | Q&A by Bob Thune
The Subversiveness of the Gospel | Q&A by Bill Streger

What Is Profoundly Stupid

August 5, 2010

Jared Wilson:

What is profoundly stupid is the sheer amount of innovation, creativity, energy, ambition, and astounding levels of human wherewithal that go into crafting the most amazing worship experiences Americans have ever seen inside churches where the gospel isn’t preached. I can say this because there’s only one thing we hold that the New Testament calls “power,” and that’s the gospel.

Read the whole thing.

Jared Wilson on the Gospel

May 10, 2010

Last Saturday, my friend Jared Wilson spoke at The Calling, a youth conference sponsored by Atmosphere Church. Below are the MP3’s to his four talks, one of them being a Q&A on gospel centrality.  Check them out.

» The Resilient Gospel
» The Empowering Gospel
» Crucifying the American Dream
» Q&A on Gospel Centrality

Jared Wilson on Under-Programming Church

April 28, 2010

10 excellent reasons to under-program your church from Jared Wilson. Check them out:

1. You can do a lot of things in a mediocre (or poor) way, or you can do a few things extremely well.
2. Over-programming creates an illusion of fruitfulness that may just be busy-ness.
3. Over-programming is a detriment to single-mindedness in a community.
4. Over-programming runs the risk of turning a church into a host of extracurricular activities, mirroring the “Type-A family” mode of suburban achievers.
5. Over-programming dilutes actual ministry effectiveness.
6. Over-programming leads to segmentation among ages, life stages, and affinities, which can create divisions in a church body.
7. Over-programming creates satisfaction in an illusion of success; meanwhile mission suffers.
8. Over-programming reduces margin in the lives of church members.
9. Over-programming gets a church further away from the New Testament vision of the local church.
10. Over-programming is usually the result of un-self-reflective reflex reactions to perceived needs and and an inability to kill sacred cows that are actually already dead.

Be sure to read his additional commentary on the points as well.  These points are so important to consider that I cannot recommend them highly enough. Seriously, one of the most basic ways of undergoing local church reformation is considering the ministry design and labor to “under-program” your church.

Gospel-driven churches ought to be attractive

April 20, 2010

Jared Wilson:

The gospel is the most compelling, the most fascinating, the most incomprehensibly wonderful news ever. So how come we don’t preach or teach or talk like it is?

Fog-and-lasers churches don’t trust that the good news is compelling. Sturm und drang churches don’t act like it is.

It is true that the cross is an offense, a stumbling block, “foolishness.” And it is true that attractional-ism is an imbalanced mode of ministry.

But gospel-driven churches ought to be attractive. They ought to radiate joy. Their preachers should be self-deprecating, winsome, and visibly moved by the power of the gospel. If we truly believe the good news is that good, why don’t we make it sound like it is? Why do we sound bored? Angry? Disinterested? Or why do we seem excited about and interested in all sorts things other than the gospel?

This is not about tickling ears. It’s about speaking and living as if we feel that the gospel is true.

2010 Band of Bloggers Rewind – YouTube Clips

April 17, 2010

My good friend Tony Kummer surprised me by capturing video of the 2010 Band of Bloggers via his Flip and has posted them in 10 separate clips on YouTube.  A complete video will hopefully be available soon.

Here are the clips in order of the meeting . . .

Introduction

Jared Wilson – Idolatry as Identity

Justin Taylor – Idolatry and Kingdom Building

Trevin Wax – Idolatry as Covetousness (vs. Contentment)

Jonathan McIntosh – Idolatry as Internet Slavery

Panel Discussion Part 1

Panel Discussion Part 2

Panel Discussion Part 3

Panel Discussion Part 4