If I could pick one list for Community Christian Church to be on, I think this would be the one. Over the last few years a number of organizations and publications have started making Top ____________ (you fill in the blank: fastest growing, most influential, most innovative, etc) Churches. Because God has been extremely nice to us we have been on most all of these lists. But a new list just came out for the first time in Outreach Magazine that listed America’s Top 25 Multiplying Churches. Community Christian Church was listed #7. I’m not sure what the number actually means and I can already think of churches that are not on the list that should be on the list. However, of all the lists out there I think this is the one that I would most like for our church to be on. I think multiplying or (a better term) reproducing is the best way to accomplish the mission of Jesus given to us in Acts 1:8. We need to reproduce leaders, artists, campuses, churches and networks! When it is all said and done, I want our church to grow fast, I want it to influential and innovative, but most of all I want Community Christian Church to be reproducing genuine biblical community that transforms people, neighborhoods, cities and the world! I want to be a part of accomplishing the Jesus mission.
- Troy McMahon (who is now blogging!) has some things to say about this list, CCC and how he wants to reproduce this in the NewThing church they are planting in Kansas City.
- Todd Rhodes at Monday Morning Insight gives his take…always good.
- Kent Shaffer at Church Relevance is always quick to get us the latest news, explains how the list was compiled and tells us who is on the list along with what other lists those churches have been on.
- Mark Howell at Strategy Central finds it interesting that 17 of the 25 churches were not on any of the other lists.