I'm glad a book like this has been written. One part in particular really resonated with me throughout all my mission work with over the past few years. It could be said that the topic is the white elephant in the room that pastors and members of churches know about, but seldom discuss. Pete Briscoe has been the senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship since 1991 after completing his seminary training at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. According to Briscoe, there's a flood coming. When Jesus left the planet, he left a simple directive in his apprentice's ears: take me to the world, bring them into the family, and teach them to obey me. Pete and his wife, Libby, have three children.
Get this book and join the Surge. The United States and Europe are in need of increased spiritual depth and renewal. It focuses specifically on the awesome responsibility the blessed church of the West has in this regard to reach out globally. Western Christianity, as a whole, is losing ground. Pete Briscoe has served as the Senior Pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, a multi-site church based in North Dallas, since 1991 during which the church membership has grown ten-fold.
Are you experiencing your own trial in the 'dry land' of life? Anyone who feels that it is their mission to spread the joys of Christianity in new ways outside of their narrow circle of acquaintances should pick this one up. Then Pete Briscoe will open up scripture to bring us back to the roots and heart of our faith in Christ. A flood of God's Spirit to rain down on this world. Pete Briscoe realized early in his pastorate that people in his church viewed evangelism as, 'bring them to church to hear Pete. Help is on the way. Western Christianity, as a whole, is losing ground. A Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Help is on the way. Bent Tree is an authentic body of believers who are committed to making sure that no one misses the grace of God. Other ways to get involved are short term missions, local ministry, and giving. But what does a Samaria strategy look like and how do we impact the ends of the earth? According to Briscoe, there's a flood coming. It is a book that I think will inspire readers to pray and take the first or next step in reaching the world with the love of Jesus in ways that work.
The data indicates that the North American church is following the footsteps of our European spiritual ancestors into post-Christian society. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. The message of the book is that the Surge is happening, Christians need to jump in, and this is how to do it. The barriers to entry are low and there are plenty of ways in which anyone on any budget can get involved. Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer.
Chapter 6 relates to raising finances to support global mission. Add to this, the minimal concern for the vast regions of the world that still have yet to hear of the gospel, and the burgeoning numbers of church leaders around the planet that have little or no theological training, and you start to get a feel for the angst and concern that drives this project. This book addresses the spiritual depth and revival that is more prevalent in Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia. The data indicates that the North American church is following the footsteps of our European spiritual ancestors into post-Christian society. The basic image underlying the book is one of water -- the refreshing, drenching water of God's love. They may even start to wonder, 'Does it really matter? It focuses specifically on the awesome responsibility the blessed church of the West has in this regard to reach out globally.
If so, you're not alone. Western Christianity, as a whole, is losing ground. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. Pete also leads Telling the Truth, a multi-faceted media ministry he shares with his parents, Jill and Stuart Briscoe. This book highlights the imperative need for the Church of Jesus Christ to be a sending culture, taking Jesus to the people who desperately need him. Western Christianity might appear to be in a desert, but globally Christianity is seeing a harvest that is unprecedented since the first century. When Jesus left the planet, he left a simple directive in his apprentice's ears: take me to the world, bring them into the family, and teach them to obey me.
We have turned a 'blind eye' in attempting to reach our communities. The great thing about the book is that it presents ways that every person can be part of global missions. The author would like to encourage us to turn a 'kind eye' to those outside our sphere of influence who are inside our ability to touch. Yet, how can we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Savior in our frantic, consumer-driven society? I think Briscoe is truly writing about the global movement of God in which he is connecting Christians from around the world to work with one another to cover the earth with the knowledge and glory of God. For example, new media is increasingly being used to spread the Gospel.