Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mosaic Origins - McManus Session 2

Ethos is an emotion; a cultural experience.
Every nation and movement began as an ethos.
If your are creating and shaping an ethos you are the leader.
Your Ethos is "the things you are willing to fight over; things you affirm."

Example: No one would take off their shirt in this conf no matter how hot it gets in here. Go down to Santa Monica and everyone does it.

The greatest counselors in the Bible were also warriors. David, Jesus, Peter.
We have created a Christina religion and killed the movement of Jesus.
Erwin - My job is not to feed Christians but to make them hungry.

We keep discipling Christians in the same process that is not making disciples.
What actually develops mature followers of Christ?
Maturity is the gap time b/w understanding and obedience.

Ralph Neighbor – planted a church out of mosaic – got no people from mosaic but grew at about 100 people per year to 1000 then back to 300=to 400. Then did a reinvnetion.
Had to find a way to reach the new people who were coming in. Then the church became Mosaic Inland campus.

Erwin said they're not seeker sensitive. They are insensitive to everyone.

Ralph dad Ralph the well know author, came and researched Mosaic for a long time and then determined that this was a good move for his son and that Mosaic is the real deal.

For leadership, they have a ruthless measure of commitment to actually practice, not just know, truth. They don’t care how much you know but how committed you are to living it out.

In Q&A when asked about the house church movement, he said there is no movement in the US that he knows of. House churches are effective in persecuted churches.

1 comment:

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

If your are creating and shaping an ethos you are the leader.
Your Ethos is "the things you are willing to fight over; things you affirm."

I will fight with you to help create and shape an ethos for France! I praise God for your vision, and commitment, and maturity in obedience to Him.