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Meanwhile, the believers who had been scattered during the persecution after Stephen’s death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch of Syria. They preached the word of God, but only to Jews. [20] However, some of the believers who went to Antioch from Cyprus and Cyrene began preaching to the Gentiles about the Lord Jesus. [21] The power of the Lord was with them, and a large number of these Gentiles believed and turned to the Lord.

Acts 11:19-21 NLT

The New Testament Christians lived in a world very much like today, where the majority of people don’t participate in the culture that Christians live in.

Just as the New Testament Christians reached the Gentiles of their time – the people who had no association with church – we must do the same. In this 21st century, our churches must have the capacity to ask themselves if what they’ve done up until now is not going to work moving forward. What does it mean to be a non-traditional church? 

Join Russ and friends as they discuss how to make the church accessible to someone who’s not “on the inside,” and how to experience and spread spirituality that is not only intellectual or philosophical, but relational.


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