Dennae Pierre talks with Fran Switzer about the challenges and opportunities of pastoring people well in the age of social media.Read More
Surge Network Podcast
Exploring the mission of God in all areas of our lives and in all parts of our cities
In this book, Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel invite readers on a journey to uncover Jesus’ seemingly contradictory way to power: weakness.
Why do so many rock-star pastors implode under the spotlight? Why do modern-day churches become so entangled in growing their brand that they lose sight of their true purpose? Because, according to Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, Christians have succumbed to the temptations of power and forgotten Jesus’ seemingly contradictory path to power—first giving it up.
In The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb, Goggin and Strobel paint a richly biblical vision of power through weakness and offers a compelling vision of the way of Jesus that will challenge both individual believers and the church as a whole.
Our prayer and hope is that churches in Arizona would be full of leaders and pastors who are committed to the Jesus-way of power and that pastors would recognize where the idols of power and prestige have gotten a foothold into our affections for Christ and leadership decisions so that we might turn toward embracing weakness.
Leading the Church Through Controversy
For this month's Surge Lunch Tyler Johnson - Redemption Church, facilitates a conversation with local pastors Josh Harp - Via Church, Vermon Pierre - Roosevelt Community Church, Riccardo Stewart - Redemption Church Tempe, and Ian Danley - Neighborhood Ministries that addresses the issues of Leading the Church Through Controversy.