"Hi, I’m Tom Vogel, and I live in Virginia Beach, VA, US. A few years ago, I wrote some commentaries, with radio in mind, mainly based on Barna & Viola’s Pagan Christianity, Simson’s Houses That Change the World (books),…"
Thanks for accepting my invite, I really appreciate it!
My name is Dana Cashwell and I along with my husband Travis, my three kids, Cameron 6 (she's a girl), Madeline 4 and Thomas 3 we left the church 2 years ago to BE the Church. The problem was we didn't know how to do it. Travis and I grew up in church so when we explained to our family, friends and church what God wanted us to do, the majority of them considered us apostates and heretics. Don't get me wrong, they loved us in their way, they just didn't support us.
A year ago, along with some of the friends we had left, started something called So What! Ministries (shameless plug: www.sowhatministries.com). Which was all about getting people off their butt and serving their community/church/family. Then we read Pagan Christianity. Mainly because George Barna was listed as an author. After reading it, we devoured everything that Frank Viola has written because he put on paper what we were going through and what to do about it. We're in the process now of revamping and updating everything.
I felt like I was wandering in the wilderness for 2 years searching for the promised land; thank God I finally found it!
Thank ypu for the friend-invite! How have we not interacted before, LOL? Let me know what you think of the "Jake" book I linked to you ... rather amazing reading ... and if it's up your alley, I'd also recommend "He Loves Me" and "The Shack". Liberating books!
Hello, business as missions is what we are doing too! Where is that discussion?. I would love to join in. Brazil must be a facinating place. I hear much about it from a group called Global Awakening.
I saw that you could use some good books and materials. There are two or three sources that have been especially helpful to me.. Check out www.awmi.net - if you contact them they will send you some materials for free, but you can see and read so much right on their site. Another is www.bjm.org the insights are a blessing. Enjoy...
Hi Mr. Holy Lamb,
I was just reading your comment on Pagan Christianity about just leaving your ministry/mission. If you would like to read about how to transition from IC, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you (free) my husbands ebook, Escaping Church: A Guide for Life Outside the Institution. And please remind me of this free offer through our connection in Simple Church as I get alot of email requests.