Your Church Is Too Small: The Challenge of Ecumenical Witness in Today’s World
In his book Your Church Is Too Small, Dr. John Armstrong presents a vision of the unity possible for Christians across social, cultural, racial, and denominational lines. When Jesus’ followers seek unity through participation in the kingdom of God and the mission of Christ, they demonstrate God’s character to a watching world. Focusing on John 13:34-35, 17:20-23 and 20:31, Armstrong will show how Jesus’ clear command to his disciples led to his prayer that we be “one” in his kingdom. This one allows for Christians to be diverse while clearly requiring service of God in unity. In this talk Armstrong will discuss the idea of “missional-ecumenism,” particularly within the context of Pope Benedict’s initiatives regarding evangelization and ecumenism.
Guest Speaker & Biographical Info:
Dr. John Armstrong is a former pastor and church-planter of more than twenty years. He is the author/editor of eleven books and hundreds of magazine, journal, and web-based articles. Dr. Armstrong serves as an adjunct Professor of Evangelism at Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois and is a popular conference speaker in the United States and abroad. He is the founder and president of ACT 3, a ministry for “equipping leaders for unity in Christ’s mission.” His latest book, Your Church is Too Small: Why Unity in Christ's Mission Is Vital to the Future of the Church (Zondervan, 2010), has received much attention and acclaim from leaders of international ecumenical movements.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6:00-7:30pm
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