Living a Better Story

2013 Austin Stone Worship Conference


In this 12-minute session from the Austin Stone Worship Conference, Jon Shirley calls worship ministers to think seriously about how they are engaging their neighbors with the gospel. Jon is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist. He is also a Worship Pastor at The Gathering Network, a church in Kansas City.  


What evidence have you seen that our culture is moving toward post-Christendom? Give specific examples from your particular neighborhood/community.
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What unique opportunities does a post-Christendom culture have for sharing the gospel? What difficulties does it create?
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Jon identified his vocation as worship pastor, but his calling as disciple-maker. What do you think about the distinction he drew between the two?
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How can you use your unique gifting as a musician and worship leader to engage people in your community with the gospel?
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As a worship leader, you've been called to more than just leading people in song. A foundational part of your calling is to be a disciple-maker. Think and pray through how God might want to use your gifts to reach those who don't know Christ.


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