The Origins Project with Mark Batterson and Dave Gibbons
During the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of helping to form a new network called The Origins Project. This network is a community of followers of Jesus who are passionate about seeing people know God and experience life as He intended.
The 3 main focuses of the Origins Project are: Jesus, Humanity, and Innovation
Jesus: Jesus and the inspired Scriptures are our guide for everything we do.
Humanity: God ‘s extreme love for people infuses this mission with urgency.
Innovation: Creativity will be normative for our mission.
We are friends, pioneers, misfits, leaders, artists and innovators who want to dream and work together rather than alone in participating in God’s mission in this world. We are from different backgrounds and use different methods in different cultural contexts, but share the same passion to love, serve, and take risks to see others connect and experience the transforming love of God in Jesus.
We share a commitment to the gospel of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Scriptures as God’s inspired Word, to the truths of the historical, orthodox creeds (e.g., The Nicene Creed, The Apostles’ Creed), to the missional vision of the Lausanne Covenant and as we serve on this mission to see others understand God’s dream for them as they follow Jesus.
In hopes of getting a better grasp of what God is doing around the country, we have begun to host “listening sessions” in various venues and events. The following is an interview I did with Mark Batterson and Dave Gibbons about the Origins Project during the Idea Camp in DC. I think it really captures well the pulse of where God may be leading the Church in the years to come.
(Technical Note: The first 5 minutes or so of the audio is poor. We had some technical difficulties the first few minutes. The sound gets much better afterward. Thanks for understanding.)
For more information about the Origins Project, please visit our website at www.theoriginsproject.com.