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  • 1. GO, BE, WITHThe missional vision of The Bridge of Budapest
  • 2. The Bridge…what is it?
  • 3. The Bridge…what is it?A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. wikipedia
  • 4. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated
  • 5. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated• A bridge allows connection to happen
  • 6. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated• A bridge allows connection to happen• A bridge allows for obstacles to be avoided
  • 7. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated• A bridge allows connection to happen• A bridge allows for obstacles to be avoided• A bridge creates the free flow of resources
  • 8. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated• A bridge allows connection to happen• A bridge allows for obstacles to be avoided• A bridge creates the free flow of resources• A bridge changes the nature of relationship
  • 9. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated• A bridge allows connection to happen• A bridge allows for obstacles to be avoided• A bridge creates the free flow of resources• A bridge changes the nature of relationship• A bridge empowers both sides
  • 10. The Bridge…what is it?• A bridge connects 2 points that are separated• A bridge allows connection to happen• A bridge allows for obstacles to be avoided• A bridge creates the free flow of resources• A bridge changes the nature of relationship• A bridge empowers both sides• A bridge is about maximizing possibilities
  • 11. The Bridge…what is it?
  • 12. The Bridge…what is it?“A missional community committed to living the life of Jesus with people in Budapest through authentic relationships and friendships.”
  • 13. The Bridge…what is it? It is all about 3 little words:
  • 14. The Bridge…what is it? It is all about 3 little words:* “GO”
  • 15. The Bridge…what is it? It is all about 3 little words:• “GO”• “BE”
  • 16. The Bridge…what is it? It is all about 3 little words:• “GO”• “BE”• “WITH”
  • 17. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” defines the very nature of who and what we are as a unique expression of Christ’s life and love in our city.
  • 18. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” defines the very nature of who and what we are as a unique expression of Christ’s life and love in our city.Distinctly different from these three other words:
  • 19. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” defines the very nature of who and what we are as a unique expression of Christ’s life and love in our city.Distinctly different from these three other words:“Come”
  • 20. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” defines the very nature of who and what we are as a unique expression of Christ’s life and love in our city.Distinctly different from these three other words:“Come”“Tell”
  • 21. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” defines the very nature of who and what we are as a unique expression of Christ’s life and love in our city.Distinctly different from these three other words:“Come”“Tell”“Them”
  • 22. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” is dramatically different in motivation, goals, and intention… when compared to:“Come, Tell, Them”…
  • 23. The Bridge…what is it?“GO, BE, WITH” is dramatically different in motivation, goals, and intention… when compared to:“Come, Tell, Them”… which Christendom has for approximately the last 1500 years focused on!
  • 24. Let’s think about the differences…what doesthis sign “assume” in this picture?
  • 25. What is this sign saying? Who is it appealingto? What is it’s message?
  • 26. “ Come, Tell, Them”Makes assumptions about the role and position of the Church of Jesus Christ in the culture…
  • 27. “ Come, Tell, Them”Makes assumptions about the role and position of the Church of Jesus Christ in the culture…1. The Church is a place that people “COME” to.
  • 28. “ Come, Tell, Them”Makes assumptions about the role and position of the Church of Jesus Christ in the culture…1. The Church is a place that people “COME” to.2. The Church is a central reality in peoples minds and hearts.
  • 29. “ Come, Tell, Them”Makes assumptions about the role and position of the Church of Jesus Christ in the culture…1. The Church is a place that people “COME” to.2. The Church is a central reality in peoples minds and hearts.3. The Church’s main function is to “Tell” people about Jesus Christ.
  • 30. “ Come, Tell, Them”Makes assumptions about the role and position of the Church of Jesus Christ in the culture…1. The Church is a place that people “COME” to.2. The Church is a central reality in peoples minds and hearts.3. The Church’s main function is to “Tell” people about Jesus Christ.4. The Church draws a clear line of distinction between us versus “Them”.
  • 31. “ Come, Tell, Them”
  • 32. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:
  • 33. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:1. There are several “Come, Tell, Them” communities that already exist in Budapest.
  • 34. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:1. There are several “Come, Tell, Them” communities that already exist in Budapest.2. The realities of living in a post-communistic culture have altered how people view the function/role of The Church.
  • 35. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:1. There are several “Come, Tell, Them” communities that already exist in Budapest.2. The realities of living in a post-communistic culture have altered how people view the function/role of The Church.3. The cultural direction of Budapest is decidedly towards growing post-modern realities…
  • 36. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:4. We believe those who follow Christ must live life as missionaries not as “laity”.
  • 37. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:4. We believe those who follow Christ must live life as missionaries not as “laity”.5. We believe that looking at and listening to Jesus leads us to follow his example of how to live in the culture.
  • 38. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:4. We believe those who follow Christ must live life as missionaries not as “laity”.5. We believe that looking at and listening to Jesus leads us to follow his example of how to live in the culture.6. We believe that a proper sense of mission is formed by looking at Jesus properly, and that forms our “form”!
  • 39. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:7. We believe that there are not sacred spaces in the strict sense, only people whom God has sent into the world with His Spirit.
  • 40. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:7. We believe that there are not sacred spaces in the strict sense, only people whom God has sent into the world with His Spirit.8. We believe that the primary expression of Jesus in the world today are people filled by His Spirit. i.e. The Church.
  • 41. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:7. We believe that there are not sacred spaces in the strict sense, only people whom God has sent into the world with His Spirit.8. We believe that the primary expression of Jesus in the world today are people filled by His Spirit. i.e. The Church.9. We believe that relationships are the best way to communicate God’s love and life to others.
  • 42. The Bridge is not “Come, Tell, Them”…The reasons for why The Bridge is not a “Come, Tell, Them” community is essentially this:10.Webelieve that “GO, BE, WITH” is the healthiest expression what the Church is in the world!“The church…is missionary by it’s very nature.” Bosch “God is the original missionary”…the “Missio Dei” and missionaries are defined by GO, BE, WITH!
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  • 49. GO, BE, WITH…How do you reach these people in 2012?
  • 50. We believe it won’t be this!
  • 51. But will instead be this!
  • 52. What does a bridge do? That is who andwhat we are. Next week…GO, BE, WITH…defined!