Unfortunately, but for reasons that we hope will become clearer, there aren’t many mature expressions of apostolic movements in the West,
We had too many people supporting our missional movement with prayer and finances, but not with their 24/7, everyday lives. We had become skilled at reproducing macro (sites and churches), and now we needed to become equally proficient in reproducing micro (mobilizing every person for mission in their context).
In times of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves well equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. — ERIC HOFFER
According to the sociology of ideas and theory of tipping points, all that is needed for an idea to become an inevitable reality within any given population (in our case, American evangelicalism) is for significant adoption by the first 16 percent of that population.2 This is because the first to adopt represent the innovators and early adopters and therefore represent the progressive, future-oriented, and creative side in that population sample.