Dr. James Littles is Professor of Practical Theology at Urshan Graduate School of Theology, Dean of Urshan College and Academic Director of Purpose Institute
Dr. Littles is a facilitator at the UGST Symposium, April 4-5, 2013
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In Part 1 Dr. Littles talks about:
- What he feels most suited to do for local church leaders.
- Listening with confirmability (Resource: The Art of Listening-Dialogue, Shame and Pastoral Care by Neil Pembroke)
- Why Christology is best to define missional.
- His role as an Apostolic scholar.
- How the missionary nature of one church will defer from other churches.
- Why he wants to tour the church building in order to discover the mission of a local church.
- The missional exercise he goes through with churches to determine missional agreement.
- The wrong way to hire a new staff member.
- Recapturing another definition of being Apostolic.
- Churches need Red Sea and Jordan River crossings (Resource: Our Home Is Over Jordan by Homer Ashby Jr. )
- The “border crossing” Jesus led the disciples through by crossing the Sea of Galilee. (Resource: Border Crossings-Christian Trespasses on Popular Culture and Public Affairs by Rodney Clapp)
- Why the real “change leader” is the Spirit.
- The problem for the Church is not change, it is rate of change. (Resource: Future Shock by Alvin Toffler)
- Why any pastor who stays in one church longer than 6 years must be a change leader