“The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you."
is to cultivate passionate Polish followers of Jesus who know they are...
into reproducing ministry
to do the work of the Church
their communities relationally
to God and people through a full worship experience of love and service
the Father, the Holy Spirit, the Son, and all others
Since May 6, 2014 we've been on a journey
The significance of "place" can not be overstated, our communities define much of our world-view, and often our experience with God. Kraków is an interesting cross-roads for Poland. With over 200k students attending 20+ universities, the nation of Poland is literally educated right here in Kraków.
How awesome is our God for calling us to such a place as this? He is calling us to partner with him in many ways, from family connections through our kids' schools, to bible studies for university students. We're starting here and aiming to grow into a church planting movement throughout Poland, let's go.
We are here to make NEW disciples, (not to transfer existing ones from other churches) who are passionate followers of Jesus who know they are RELEASED into a reproducing ministry and EQUIPPED to do the work of the Church. Followers who are AFFECTING their communities by relationally CONNECTING through a full worship experience that loves and serves both God and people. Followers who HONOR the Father, the Holy Spirit, the Son and all others to REACH Polska.
12 evangelical churches, most in just two districts
within 100KM of Kraków
in our district (Dębniki) alone
Stories and experiences from the field
This is the last in my series on the meaning of “REACH” and our five values built upon honoring, connecting, affecting, equipping, and now releasing. If you look at these values as layers of a foundation, releasing is the top layer, from here everything else is built upon the foundation. To “release” people means we[…]
What does it mean to “equip” a follower of Jesus? So far we have explored three of our five missional values; honoring, connecting, and affecting. Each of these values are a layer in the foundation of our desire to establish communities centered on Jesus. This means these communities are equipping disciples (all followers of Jesus)[…]
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”27 The man answered, “‘You must love the lord your God with all your heart,[…]
Last week I started a short five-week series based on our missional values: releasing, equipping, affecting, connecting, and honoring (follow the links for Polish versions, then click “Polski” in the upper-right or on the menu on mobile devices) which creates the acronym REACH. We started with “Honoring” as the foundation of those values and now[…]
Now that I’ve gotten into a rhythm (mostly) of setting aside time to pray and seek encouragement for our network and community of friends here in Poland; I wanted to focus on some core ideas about what we feel, and have felt for a very long time, the mission God has revealed to us over[…]
This week I was slammed with some big projects and this weekly devotional got squeezed and pushed to Saturday instead of Friday. However, as I was praying about what to share, the Lord kept taking me to a devotional I read this morning that was sent to my email. So as much as it seems[…]
Our invitation into the Kingdom of God requires nothing more than child-like faith. Jesus makes the invitation simple… ‘Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little[…]
This week will be a simpler devotion, to ponder, apply, and make applicable. The book of Philippians is not very long, only four chapters. Yet, Paul (as usual) dives deep into the very heart and soul of the spiritual communities he’s encouraging. Here’s just a quick rundown of Philippians: He gives thanks and prays for[…]
Starting in 2021 I (and hopefully more will join me) will be posting a weekly devotional with the goal of encouraging and challenging our missional communities towards centering our worldviews around Jesus, and decentering ourselves. My goal is to be “trans-cultural” and highlight truths that can be applied in any circumstance, personally, locally, or globally.[…]
A Moment with the Bible His ways and solutions: Exodus 16 (the whole chapter) Context: The Israelites have just left Egypt, crossed the Red Sea and are on their way to the Promised Land. They have been in the desert for a month now and, apart from witnessing one of the most spectacular miracles – parting[…]
We are a movement about honoring the Father, Holy Spirit, the Son, and all others. We desire to be disciples who honor our God in everything we do, even in our mistakes, in our forgiveness, and in our apologies. We recognize humanity is diverse, with each person’s experience being the narrative for their actions, beliefs,[…]
We are a movement about connecting people to God and others through a full worship experience with love and service. It is important to us that disciples understand that God is love, that Jesus served with love, and that the father corrects and restores us through love. We believe that the actions and stories as recorded in[…]
“Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” – Zechariah 4:9-10[…]
We are a movement about affecting our communities as passionate Polish followers of Jesus. We are sent to live, support, care, and intentionally develop relationships, within our neighborhoods. Intentionally focused on the spiritual and on the practical needs of our neighbors provides the opportunities to connect people to God in worship and service. Always measuring how we are[…]
We are a movement about equipping passionate Polish followers of Jesus. This means discipleship which provides practical ways for people to do ministry, to grow in their spiritual and natural gifts, and to build up the Church as a whole. Equipping people to understand their calling as an apostle, pastor, teacher, evangelist or prophet, above[…]
We are a movement about releasing passionate Polish followers of Jesus. Who are focused on people, building them up in the truths of Jesus, being transparent with our own mistakes, faults, and sins, and pointing ourselves and others towards the ultimate restorative work God wants for all. In all that we do we hope to[…]
We’ve lived in Kraków now for 18 months, and at times it feels like much longer (not in a bad way, just that it’s been a time full of life), and yet it isn’t much time at all on the grand scale of things, nor compared to many other workers here. However, because I’m keenly[…]
Well, we haven’t written here even once since we arrived on May 5th, there’s a lot of reasons for that, but mostly because we wanted to settle in and “find our voice” and not simply be reacting to all the changes. I believe we’re at a good place, though some new changes are right upon[…]
I posted this on Facebook yesterday, but thought it fits right into our experience and heart for Poland. The community life painted in the New Testament is the most beautiful example of humanity coming together, serving one another, sharing with one another, honoring one another (though it took some time), and most of all, sharing[…]