“The Art of Movements”
Exponential 2009 officially kicked of today with rousing worship and the inspiring Mosaic dancers. Throw in some witty banter and video by Eric Bramlett and the stage was set for Erwin McManus. I am blown away how McManus can call us out one minute, and have us doubled over laughing the next. Overall, McManus wants us to consider the spaces we inhale as we plant a church.
- Create a space for others – a place where people different from us feel welcome
Mosaic offers a 10-minute party after services where only non-Christians are welcome.
“Atheists need community too, I can be an Atheist and belong to Mosaic? Yes!”
“Be a ‘City of Others’. Need to do this first space WELL”
McManus calls it a dream come true when he discovers the attender who invited an atheist to the service was a Scientologist.
- Create a space in the Marketplace – where everyday life happens.
“Which space are we owning, engaging, permeating with our presence?”
“Cant say I’m a pastor, it’s like saying I’m a cannibal, wanna have lunch?”
“They just don’t know who they can trust to have a conversation with”
“The Marketplace doesn’t need a watered down gospel, they need a gospel that makes sense”
- Create a space where you can’t go unless you’re invited – you must earn the right to be invited in.
“Jesus is looking for men women who will live their lives with intense courage and sacrifice.”
“Stop trying to be popular in the Christian world start, doing something that matters.”
That means you need to invest time and energy into relationships to earn the right to speak the truth.