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I’m called to make disciples as Jesus did and then to help those disciples come together to form community. And I’m looking for other people with a similar call. For those who think they may share this call, you need to read a short treatise that I believe will make things clearer for you. W…
By Seth Barnes
Starfish ManifestoI’m called to make disciples as Jesus did and then to help those disciples come together to form community. And I’m looking for other people with a similar call.
For those who think they may share this call, you need to read a short treatise that I believe will make things clearer for you. Wolfgang Simson just published it for free. Download it here.

If you like it, then download the 541 page book and read it (password is “ok”). 

Here’s a book review by a church planter in Latin America.

Starfish Manifesto is simply too radical. It assumes Jesus should be
first in all areas of our life, and our citizenship should be
transferred from the competing kingdoms of 1) self, 2) our
organizations/denominations, 3) our nationalities, to absolute and
total allegiance to Jesus and His Kingdom alone.
 
While many of us
assume we have already done these things when we gave our life to
Christ (and even serve Him in various ministerial capacities), SM blows
all of these naive, watered-down versions of following Christ, out of
the water. It calls into question too much of our Western, comfortable,
individualistic, contemporary-Evangelical-lifestyle-cocoons.
 
To align
ourselves fully with Jesus teachings, apostolic principles and values
as outlined in the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles, is simply more than
most of us are willing to deal with. Our lives are pretty set. Our
ministry plates already full. We have convinced ourselves, we are “OK”
as we are. Few of us are ready for anything that might call into
question the life we have set up for ourselves.
 
There are many other areas also needing realignment with the
King/Kingdom before the church will be positioned to bring in the final
great global harvest. Simson even assumes 1st century apostolic signs,
miracles, casting out demons, and wonders should be normative. Why then
are they not? Why do we continue to try to do God’s work in the power
of our own efforts with minimal results? Simson spends many pages
attempting to answer these very questions.
I was at a conference several years ago where Simson described working on this book. His theme of a worldwide movement of Christ-followers sparked my imagination. Let me encourage you to see why – download the book for free and see if doesn’t move you to action.
 
I’m a part of this movement and want to invite you along for the ride. Whatever else you’re doing, see if it matches up to what Jesus is doing for sheer excitement. Jesus is bringing the kingdom around the world – let’s join him.

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