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Is Gathering a Spiritual Gift?

Is Gathering a Spiritual Gift? Is it a unique calling? I do not see gathering, based on the precise exegetical information, as a spiritual gift. It is not specifically listed among the gifts, although we can be open to the idea that the lists are not exhaustive. An Issue of Calling In any event, I […]

Evangelists and Gatherers

How do gatherers compare to evangelists? Is one better than the other for church planting or discipleship? An evangelist is a gifted person Jesus has given to the church (Ephesians 4:11-16). Evangelists are men and women who incessantly share the gospel. They cannot help it; they must tell people about Jesus. A gatherer is a […]

A Network is a Movement

What I call a network is what Steve Addison calls a movement: “A movement (or network) is a group of people committed to a common cause. There is a difference between a ministry and a movement. A ministry is what you can achieve helped by others. The vision is limited to your sphere of control. […]

A Gatherer’s Target

Gatherers have a natural advantage over most others. Gatherers gather those like themselves. Where they live and who they are shows us the kind of people they will gather. Their natural gathering side and wiring also open doors to two target groups. 1) We want gatherers to gather from the harvest. 2) We want gatherers […]

The Church and Covid

We are living in the day of the church and Covid. Covid is a call to change. It’s a “gray rhino” event, “a highly probable, high impact yet neglected threat…” (Michele Wucker) It challenges us to think differently about our Sunday morning traditions. For now, we resort to video or live feed, hoping to return […]