Released: The Power of Everyday Christians on Mission
What if, instead of growing our church by 100 or 200 or 2000 this year, we released those people from our church out into the world to do ministry in their workplaces, in their neighborhoods, or in their homes? If 2000 more people come to our church this year, very little changes. If 2000 people from within our church are released out into the world to be ministers of the gospel, everything changes.
Matt Carter serves as the Pastor of Preaching & Vision at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, which has grown from a core team of 15 to over 7000 attending each Sunday since the church began in 2002. Matt co-authored For the City, which explored what it would look like for a local church to be an advocate for the welfare of the city, and he is working with NFL quarterback Colt McCoy to co-author an upcoming book on biblical manhood. He holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Seminary and is pursuing a D.Min. from Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 15 years, and they have three children, John Daniel, Annie, and Samuel.
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