A Field to Plant

Life Teams Support

DSC_0225 Years of life and ministry in a traditional church context had atrophied me into a missional paraplegic.  Strapped to my institutional chair, I looked out into a wider world longing to engage with it yet finding no means to do so.  When I read about the “Pockets of People” concept in Neil Cole’s  Organic Church , it felt as if someone had said, “Rise and walk.”  I finally had some place to put my foot down and get traction toward the enterprise of making disciples.

Neil defines “Pockets of People” as, “Any network of relationships where a believer has or can gain influence.” The concept is also known to missiologists as the oikos or “household.”  These are webs of relationships and along their strands the gospel was always meant to travel. To maintain the organic metaphor and facilitate the translation of these materials into other cultures and languages, we’ve deemed…

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