Christians should not apologize for calling those who claim the name of Christ to put the faithful following of Jesus above any other allegiance or ideology — no matter how passionately held. To be a practicing Christian is to seek to follow Jesus above all other loyalties.
Through retreats, presentations, conferences, books and other resources, Good Faith Media’s Jesus Worldview Initiative continues to evolve and expand in new and creative ways that affirm 1 John 4:17b: “Love is fulfilled among us when in this world we are like Jesus” (NIRV).
Small-group retreats, held on a Montana ranch, reveal the value of ministers and lay leaders engaging in weeklong conversations about the need to explore creative, compelling and collaborative ways to advance a Jesus Worldview in a time of competing allegiances. Some retreats are focused on pastoral leaders, while others involve lay and institutional leaders.
Ecumenical involvement and collaboration with other organizations interested in pursuing the Jesus Worldview Initiative have made some of the retreats possible.
Calling Christians to a higher and better-informed loyalty to the teachings of Jesus is the high ground we want to occupy. We don’t want to inhabit the low ground of most of our current political, and even theological, debate.
When as a society we are distracted and overwhelmed, it is essential that we refocus our vision by looking through the lens of Jesus. The Jesus Worldview Initiative invites us into sacred space, to sit at the feet of Jesus, where we find respite and renewal, so that we are prepared, empowered and equipped to be true disciples of our time.
The Jesus Worldview Initiative has a disarming simplicity, but the timing and angle of approach have tremendous potential to change the lives of hundreds of churches and countless believers.
What excites me most about this project is we are getting back to the core of who we are. We are working to make sure we are following who we are called to follow, and if we can accomplish this we might finally and fully bring that Kingdom to earth. And God knows we need it.
I read your piece on having a Jesus worldview and felt a resounding “Yes!” Thanks for being one resource that keeps pointing the way.
The Jesus Worldview Initiative could be the transforming agent the church needs. … and knowing what Jesus said and did is essential.
In examining American Christianity, I cannot help but think we have expectations … that God is on our side (whatever side that may be), and greatness is secured at the expense of others. This is not the way of Jesus. May we learn from him and become his faithful disciples.
The topic of the week was how much of the current American conversation about Christianity actually factors in the life and teachings of Jesus. … I expected stimulating conversation; I did not expect to come home with a disturbed sense of purpose and priority.
This initiative seeks to inform and train Christian leaders to view the world through the lens of Jesus’ life and actions. … A Jesus worldview is needed because far too many Christians talk about a “biblical worldview” or a “Christian worldview” in ways that have nothing to do with Christ.
I’m particularly moved by how powerful the concept of friendship is in trying to live with a Jesus Worldview. … You’re on to something.
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Good Faith Media staff are available to lead workshops or seminars for congregations and other organizations regarding the Jesus Worldview Initiative. These presentations have been shaped for one or two sessions — and customized for the group’s timeframe and setting. To explore having a Jesus Worldview conversation with your group, please complete the form below.
Being seen as Christian sure seems more important to many than just being Christian. And such spiritual showmanship is getting encouragement and enablement from high places. It’s well past time for a return to Jesus’ teachings and example.
“Church people” often act in ways that reveal overt racism, loss of truthfulness and absence of compassion. Rather than the “biblical worldview” these folks claim to follow, we need a Jesus worldview.
Even the most-casual perusal of social media — or a quick switching of channels for as briefly as the stomach can stand — reveals just how much so many people fear basic equality and the possible sharing of privileges and power in which they find comfort and a sadly-needed sense of superiority.
Americanized Christianity often champions the so-called “Great Commission” at the end of Matthew’s Gospel but fails to place it in the context of the “Great Commandment.” What are the implications of doing so?
John 3:16 is among the most well-known biblical texts, often referenced as if it is “the gospel in a nutshell.” Is this a proper, accurate view of this verse?
What would I do if I were God? Other than eliminating February from the calendar, here are a few actions I might consider taking.