God Bestows His Blessing
Unity— It was July 24, 2015. After years of praying and planning, Shane Quick and I were in Chicago for the very first OUTCRY Tour. Sitting in catering with all of the teams involved, we welcomed everyone. Shane talked about the tour and our heart behind it, then he turned to me and said, “Ryan, do you have anything you want to say?” Now this […]
What Are You Called To?
Where are you going? This year our tour is focused on the question “where is the church going?” We need to remember that the church is going where it’s always been going. We are called to the lost, broken and dark places in the world. We are called to disciple the nations. And the church […]
Where is the Church Going?
Passing the Torch I was sitting with my 5 year-old daughter Mae the other day. And I thought I’d ask her the question weighing on my mind. I asked her “Mae-Mae, where is the Church going?” She paused a moment and responded “Disneyland!” Out of the mouth of babes… Maybe we aren’t going to Disneyland—which […]
It passed without fanfare. Overshadowed by Halloween. Or movie star scandals. Political scandals. Or—if I’m being honest—the release of Stranger Things 2. One of the greatest moments in history happened 500 years ago last October 31st. The anniversary of the Reformation. It was a seismic moment in Church history. The German monk Martin Luther nailed […]
“I loved OUTCRY this year,” he said, “but I just think it was too produced for a worship event. Just too much.” Have you ever had a log-jam of thoughts? So many things flying through your brain that you end up saying nothing? Or just frowning and nodding like an idiot? That was me that […]
Church Leaders Gathering
OUTCRY began with—and continues to have—a heart for the local church. From the beginning of the tour our desire was to remind those in the church that they are part of the greatest movement on earth. The bride of Christ is not dying, nor is she in decline. Her greatest days are ahead! This is […]