INTRODUCTION

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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).

RETREATS

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.

REVIEWS

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.

Jack Glasgow

Pastor, Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina; Chair, Good Faith Media Governing Board

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.

Renée Owen

Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

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.

Steve Sheely

Pastor, Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas

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.

Griff Martin

Pastor, First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas

I read your piece on having a Jesus worldview and felt a resounding “Yes!” Thanks for being one resource that keeps pointing the way.

Leslie Limbaugh

Pastor, Selma American Baptist Church in Festus, Missouri

The Jesus Worldview Initiative could be the transforming agent the church needs. … and knowing what Jesus said and did is essential.

Hulitt Gloer

Retired Professor of Preaching and Christian Scriptures, Baylor University’s George W. Truett Seminary

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.

John R. Franke

Theologian in Residence, Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

Dock Hollingsworth

Pastor, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta

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.

Mike Gregg

Pastor, Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas

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.

Jeff P. Mathis

Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sylva, North Carolina

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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.

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ARTICLES

Seeing the World Like Jesus Sees the World

Seeing the World Like Jesus Sees the World

By John D. Pierce The Gospels say nothing about “accepting Jesus.” That’s an initiation rite developed within institutional Christianity. In fact, the story revealed in the Gospels is one of Jesus accepting us — all of us. We are called to believe but there is a more...

The Center of a Jesus Worldview

The Center of a Jesus Worldview

For thousands of years, the North Star has been used as a point of reference for navigators and astronomers. Like the stars in the northern sky, all of the particularities and nuances of Christian belief and practice orbit around and are oriented by love.