America Divided: Why Christian Unity Matters More Than Ever

John ArmstrongACT 3, America and Americanism, Church History, Missional-Ecumenism, Unity of the Church3 Comments

  There are very few historical personalities with the magnetism of the famous Augustinian monk Martin Luther. Make no mistake, Luther has been praised and vilified. For some he bears specific blame for dividing the church. For others he remains a hero because he recovered the gospel and opposed massive church abuses. Love him or hate him, Martin Luther gets … Read More

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 in Atlanta

John ArmstrongACT 3, Current Affairs, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, The Church, Unity of the ChurchLeave a Comment

Last Tuesday evening, January 24, I preached a sermon on reconciliation (1 Corinthians 5:14-20) at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service at Emory University in Atlanta. I shared this program with leaders from across much of the Christian tradition. The event was inspiring and deeply Christ centered. The Archdiocese of Atlanta made a video about the evening which … Read More

The ACT3 Cohort for 2017-18

John ArmstrongACT 3, Media, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, The Church, The Future, Unity of the ChurchLeave a Comment

The most important personal work I do is mentoring and preparing new leaders for missional-ecumenism. This work is high demand and high reward ministry, for both me and those who enlist. Our next group begins in March of 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Information is on our website. Here is a video which shows you how the ACT3 Cohort works. It changes … Read More

The ACT3 Cohort Group Begins Monday, May 23

John ArmstrongACT 3, Discipleship, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church5 Comments

On Monday, May 23, the next ACT3 Cohort begins in Carol Stream, IL. We meet in the beautiful garden room at Windsor Park on Rt. 64. If you are interested in being a participant in this dynamic group you need to decide in the next ten days or so. This will be the best multi-denominational and multi-ethnic group I’ve had … Read More

Are You Ready to Become an Empowered Missional-Ecumenist?

John ArmstrongACT 3, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, Theology, Unity of the Church13 Comments

Since 2013, I have trained almost fifty people in how to become bold risk-takers for unity in Christ’s mission. In addition, I have taught about 10-15 graduate students. The number is not large but the impact can be immense if the Holy Spirit uses this experience to ignite a fire in his people. I am persuaded that great things do … Read More

National Workshop on Christian Unity

John ArmstrongACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Current Affairs, Missional-Ecumenism, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church4 Comments

Since 1963 the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) has met in a designated city in the United States. It began when a group of Roman Catholics, in the context of Vatican II, met to equip local leadership for the task of ecumenical ministry. In 1969, they invited leaders of other Christian communions to join, and today the national ecumenical officers of … Read More