This discussion has concluded and can now be downloaded as a video resource.
A Live Interactive Conversation with Missio Alliance’s Writing Team members, Rich Villodas and Derek Vreeland
March 22, 2:00-3:30 ET.
$5 or Free for Missio Alliance Friends Network
Space is limited to the first 100 registrants
Do you feel trapped by your tradition?
You aren’t alone.
A growing number of church leaders are breaking out of the confines of narrow theological and ecclesiastical traditions in order to learn from other tribes and traditions in the body of Christ. This phenomenon is producing churches with an eclectic and interdenominational feel.
In his book Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why The Church Should Be All Three, Gordon Smith offers a helpful way forward to navigate our exploration of the convergence of three traditions within what Smith calls an “ecology of grace.”
Join Rich Villodas and Derek Vreeland as they lead an interactive discussion of Smith’s book exploring the implications of learning from:
- The Evangelical principle with an emphasis on Scripture and the gospel
- The Sacramental principle with its incarnational emphasis on the sacraments
- The Pentecostal principle with it experiential reality and openness to the Spirit’s presence
According to Smith, “We are not truly pentecostal…unless we are sacramental, and we are not truly a people who live in the fullness of the Spirit if we are not people who live by and are feeding on the Word.”
No need to read Smith’s book in preparation for this discussion. But if you care deeply about the mission of Jesus through the ministry of the local church and are open to exploring this convergence then join us for this book discussion and add your voice to this ongoing conversation.
Rich Villodas is the lead pastor of New Life Fellowship Church. New Life is a church community with people from over 75 nations in the heart of Queens, NYC.
Derek is the Discipleship Pastor at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph Missouri. He lives in St. Joe with his wife, Jenni, and three boys, Wesley, Taylor, and Dylan. He earned his M.Div.from Oral Roberts University and his D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Note: This is a live, interactive call. You’ll be able to join in the discussion by text or video. Due to this unique format, only 100 spots are available.