- Shea Poe
- Liberty, MO
- United States
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What can a shirtless dancing man teach us about movement thinking? How does movement thinking challenge everything about Christian culture?
2,000 years ago Jesus walked with a few to effect the many; today it is estimated there are 2.1 billion people around the world calling themselves Christians. In 3 minutes we learn the basic elements of a movement. Is it possible to apply these principals in order to create a simple, self-replicating, movement of the Gospel today?
Sivers suggests the first follower is actually the one who shows everyone else how to follow. The leader facilitates the leadership of his first follower, without this, the leader is just a lone nut. What is the difference between leading and facilitating leadership in others? How does today's Christian culture violate this principal?
Sivers mentions "what he (the leader) is doing is so easy to follow" as a key component in getting this movement started. It was simple enough to become easily replicated. In what ways has our understanding and presentation of the Gospel become complicated, making it difficult to replicate?
We see the first follower calling for his friends to join the movement. The leader empowered his first follower to reach his friends. In what ways does our Christian culture alienate first adopters from their sphere of influence?
Sivers says in creating a movment, "it's important not just to show the leader but the follower because new followers emulate the followers not the leader" In a movement model, the leadership of every follower is just as vital as the leaders. In what ways does our expert driven Christian culture violate this principal?
Sivers says "if you really care about starting a movement, have the courage to follow and show others how to follow" What does this and other leadership principals presented in this video teach us about building leadership away from ourselves instead of towards ourselves?