Speaker: Dave Gibbons
7 Shifts in Modern Culture:
1. Moving from Multicultural framework to a third cultural framework
2. Economic Shift
July 27, 2048 – The date that India and China will have more per capita income than the western world.
Inequalities begin to shape with an economic shift. New power (because of increase in income) produces injustices. It can lead to war, because of the increase in power.
Isolation is a norm in economic shifts
3. Technology Shift
Millennials do not see a separation between technology, they see it as something all together. It is the norm, not something amazing.
4. Vision Dissemination Shift
Vision dissemination begins from the fringe, the outside, not just from one source.
5. Majority to Minority
By year 2042
Is the church prepared for a shift from Majority to Minority.
6. Professionalism to Activism
This generation is sick of preaching.
Quit asking what will offend people and ask what will they be offended about.
Harvard Study, people can only pay attention for 18 minutes before their mind starts to wonder.
7. Shift from the West to the East
You have a different impression of God when you live in oppression.
Americans are not used to being servants, but that’s what Jesus calls us to be.
God uses the community of the church to lead us. The pastor is to equip the saints.
Are you equipping the saints? Or are you building large numbers?
Move campaigns for buildings to campaigns to building people.
What would the church look like if God was not contained?
What would the church look like if the budget was not 70-80% for building but 70-80% building people.
1. Leveraging the power of the Holy Spirit
The church in America does not believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, if they did, they would pray more.
Jesus only did what he saw the Father doing.
How are you teaching on the Holy Spirit? How are you living it out?
2. Communal Living
As a pastor how often do you hang out with your people?
You can impress people from afar but you can only impact them up close
3. Third Culture Focus
Are you teaching people to adapt?
You cannot be creative with only homogeneous people.
How much of church budget is R&D (Research Development)
4. Campaigns for Building People
“If you treat your wife, like your Iphone, you’d have a great marriage.”
America is fascinated with “forms” of doing church.
Be Fascinated with the flow of the Holy Spirit
5. Mindset Shift
Proverbs – As a man thinks in their heart, so they become.
Define success up and to the right…(line on a chart…)
Jesus starts up top and moves down to the left (line on a chart…)
You don’t have to be huge to be potent.
Our job is to PLANT the seeds and be faithful. God’s job to GROW it.
6. Have to have a New Target
Problem has been how we define the “Target”
The half breed Samaritan was someone that would be hated. That was Jesus’ definition of neighbor.
Maybe the test is not our numbers, but how many people are we loving that are not like us?
Has crime gone down in our city?
Is there still homeless?
Are there still foster children in our area?
7. Fathers Coming Home
A true Father sees his children.
Affirm a child’s special destiny. You have to know them, hang out with them.
Roles as a pastor is sometimes to be a father who is home.
If you want to reach the next generation? The world is crying for a father to be home.
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