A number of readers have written in to us, sharing their desire to reach people in their community, but frustrated due to a lack of finances. I hope this video helps you move forward, no matter what your financial situation:
Also, you will want to check out my interview with Mike Slaughter, pastor of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH. We talked about how it’s time to rediscover our apostolic DNA and become the church Christ intended us to be.
***Thanks to Tim in Berea, OH who sent over an ultra-optimized video file that’s only 60MB!***
Mike Slaughter shares his heart as it relates to over 30 years of solid ministry at Ginghamsburg Church at Tipp City (Dayton), Ohio. Slaughter reflects upon how his initial church growth strategy misfired. He had to get a vision from on high.
His pathway has been marked by moderate but consistent growth ever since. That same growth has been repeated year after year as he has sought to disciple small numbers of people in his span of care – never more than a dozen people at a time though. Hear how that simple approach to outward care continues to transform the lives of his leaders and his city today.
He shares thoughts on the makings of the church that is destined for outwardness that leads to health. It is an exciting perspective that will lift your heart and mind.
Here’s the MP3 of the interview you can listen to or download. It is 84MB (we’ll get this smaller soon).
Slaughter’s newest book is in the final creative stages with the publishers: Change The World – rediscovering the ministry and message of Jesus.
Release date of January, 2010 (Abingdon Press).
About Mike Slaughter Chief Dreamer, Ginghamsburg Church
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church and spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations. His life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has now made him a tireless and leading advocate for the displaced children, women and men of Darfur, Sudan, named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Under Mike’s leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church “media reformation” and cyberministry, with the Ginghamsburg website averaging 50,000 visits monthly from around the world. Since initiating The Sudan Project in January 2005, Ginghamsburg has invested over $3.7 million into humanitarian relief in Darfur. The resultant agricultural project, child development program and safe water initiative are expanding to reach a quarter of a million Sudanese refugees and villagers. As a mentor, Mike travels globally to speak and use his “gift of irritation” to equip ministry leaders to minimize brick and maximize mission so that they may fully deploy the mission of Jesus into the world. Mike is also the author of multiple books for church leaders. For more information about Mike, visit www.mikeslaughter.com.