Friday, July 11, 2008

On Mark Driscoll at Brighton



I have never heard someone speak so carefully and prophetically as Mark Driscoll has this week. He's laid out a Biblical approach to mission and then provided a sharp analysis of both the strengths and weaknesses of newfrontiers. The positives are good encouragements and the critiques have been extremely penetrating. Here is a man who has come in, studied us, understood us and not been afraid to address our blindspots and pressing issues.

Mark Driscoll's 3rd session in which he speaks into where newfrontiers needs to go to avoid turning into a museum/institution and rather to stay as an on-mission movement. This challenges my part within my local church but also my role as leader of the movement that is UCCF South West. I feel my lifestyle, my work-rate, my pace, my preaching all challenged by Mark Driscoll. Not to imitate him - I am me not him, but with an urgent mission to be getting on with this charismatic calvinist is feeling the call to make the most of these days. DWYL.