The risk for many of us in a grey zone is to create comfort zones as places we seek to control our environments – this inhibits our ability to grow in our faith. The invitation, however, is for us to enter greater dependence and hope in Christ and His leading through the chaotic spaces we find ourselves, both individually and as His Church.
Mark challenges us to consider what we are actually invited to do when Jesus calls us to ‘take up our cross and follow him’. It is a life of surrender and obedient discipleship to Jesus, made possible in through the cross.
035 | Mark Sayers on Cultural and Spiritual Authority, the Influence of Social Technology and the Pandemic's Impact on Religiosity
In this follow up interview, Carey Nieuwhof and Mark Sayers discuss how technology is disrupting ministry. Together, they explore what church leadership looks like in a world where power is decentralized and information is everywhere. They also remind leaders that, while our world is full of problems to solve, personal renewal is what often sparks corporate change.
034 | Mark Sayers on How Different Cultural Responses are Affecting COVID Impact and What Leaders Should Watch For
Mark Sayers joins Carey Nieuwhof for an in-depth conversation about how the COVID pandemic isn’t simply an experience to survive or endure, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow. Together, they discuss the impact the pandemic is having on the Church and how leaders can pursue deeper faith for themselves and their congregations—while leading towards a hopeful future.
Street Theology Ep. 7 | A Global Perspective of this Cultural Moment with Mark Sayers
In this episode of Street Theology we are joined by Mark Sayers, the Pastor of Red Church in Melbourne and co-host of the 'This Cultural Moment' podcast. We hope you enjoy this conversation about this current cultural moment and what is happening from a global perspective.
007 | Mark Sayers on the Cultural and Personal Impact of COVID Plus Current Data on Church Attendance and Giving
As we watch what's happening in the world around us, not enough leaders are asking, “What does God want to do inside us at this time?” This is a problem because, in many cases, personal renewal has to precede corporate change. This week, Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman discuss these topics with the help of special guest, Mark Sayers. They also look at the latest ChurchPulse Weekly data, which includes shifts in attendance and giving.
Mark Sayers: The Church Then, Now and Beyond (BONUS)
Worth Your Time
Mark Sayers is a renowned author, pastor and speaker -- and I was so excited to get an interview with him for a bonus episode this week. His books, specifically "Disappearing Church" and "Reappearing Church," completely blew my mind with their incredible insight and analysis on the Western Christian church, post-Christian culture and what the history of the Church reveals about how God is moving RIGHT NOW. Mark's work came blasting into crazy relevancy with COVID-19 because he writes so beautifully about how God works in tragedy, crisis, transition and change -- all things we are experiencing worldwide right now.This episode is relevant to COVID, but also important for anyone who cares about faith, the future of the Church and wants some good news about what God's doing in the West, despite what the headlines or doomsday statistics may say. His books inspired my recent Wall Street Journal op/ed and his work has influenced the aim I'm taking in my next book.I was honored to get this interview with Mark (who is in Australia) so we were on different days while recording and please stay till the end because his answers get really good in the last few moments.Learn more about Mark here!This Cultural Moment podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mark Sayers on Disruption as a Catalyst for Renewal, Shifts in the Western Church, and Why Humility Is Essential
Canadian Church Leaders Podcast
Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books and cohosts the This Cultural Moment podcast with John Mark Comer. Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy. http://www.ccln.ca/season2/episode5