Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mark Driscoll on Church Planting

Here's a controversial video by legendary church planter Mark Driscoll on the personal and professional qualities necessary to found a church. He emphasizes the importance of discipling men as critical to building a congregation.

Reactions from Michael Spencer, Gavin Richardson, and Theresa Coleman.

10 comments:

Patrick Moore said...

I thought the video was funny. Of course, I think most of it is crap. But he does talk in ways that I do with my friends; I just don't claim to be an expert on church planting and make videos. Since, I have never heard of this cat I don't get emotional about it.

gavin richardson said...

i was waiting for the zombies to come out of the ground and eat him! &:~)

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Dale said...

Sounds about right to me. I liked it. I probably wouldn't use all of his colorful language...but I thought the gist of what he was saying was on target.

Thanks for posting it.

Rev. J said...

Could this be a Rob Bell, Nooma, want-a-be? I think Rob did it better, theologically and in the presentation. Great post!

Dale said...

Driscoll and Bell used to run around together (along with McClaren) a decade or so back. They had a theological parting of the ways.

I think they're reaching out to the same "demographic" (there's that word) but are ungirded with different theologies.

This message by Driscoll gives the history of his background with Bell, et.al

http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/ConferenceMessages/ByTitle/1833_The_Supremacy_of_Christ_and_the_Church_in_a_Postmodern_World/

Stephen said...

From one of the best movies ever...
"Their coming to get you Mark"

the reverend mommy said...

I can't believe it "sounds about right." I'm not particularly a proponet of "gender inclusive language" ie. I use traditional forms for the names of God (Father Son and Holy Ghost) but if you cannot hear WHY this video would irritate a large portion of the population... well, I don't know what to say. By the eighth or ninth time he said "men" and "him" and so on, I would have left the room. And I'm not even a flaming radical feminist.

Kendra said...

i've been hopscotching through blogs this morning, and happened upon your post.

i was at the conference.
i am a woman.
i was not even close to offended!

good post.

kendra

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