In this episode, Philip talks about how he has fully committed to God’s call. He recounts how he stepped out of a pastoral role at a traditional church to fully pursue the task of multiplying disciples and churches in the suburbs of Houston!
Terms to clarify:
- 3rd and 4th generation (gen) church – The first church started is a “first generation (gen)” church. Its “child” church is a 2nd gen church. The “child” of the 2nd gen church is a 3rd gen church and so on.
- Oikos – More than a greek yogurt! Oikos is a Greek word that means “household” or “sphere of influence”. Practitioners often talk about reaching their oikos
- No Place Left (NPL) – No Place Left is a movement of people who want to have No Place Left for the gospel in their area. This means that NPL wants to get the gospel to every person and a multiplying church in every pace. This is in line with the mission of God in the Bible.
- Apostolic Ministry – I’ll probably explore this in a future post or podcast, but the apostolic ministry in this context is not about writing God’s Word, but about pioneering new works of disciple-making and church-planting. This is often viewed as the work of the “missionary”.
- Legacy Church – The established or traditional church in an area. This term is used to differentiate legacy churches from zero-budget churches that meet in homes, businesses, or anywhere else.