Chris Backert has a passion for creating and supporting new ways of doing Christian community. You know him by his influence over several significant movements. He serves as the national director of Fresh Expressions US, as Director & Organizational Architect for a church planting network called Ecclesia, as a church planter himself in both Virginia and Maryland, and with the Baptist General Association of Virginia the area of church planting. But his greatest influence is in what isn’t on the paper but is in his heart. Chris loves the Body of Christ and loves the work of faith — things like prophetic ministry and prayer. He brings a deep knowledge of church history — especially the four waves of charismatic faith — to every aspect of his work. You’re gonna love this conversation. It is rich and will remind us that we swim in some strong currents and deep waters.
"... find ways - fresh ways - of telling the story of the return of the human race from its exile, and use stories as your explanation.” - NT Wright (4/4)Read More
“Your task is to find the symbolic ways of doing things differently, planting flags in a hostile soil, setting up signposts that say there is a different way to be human. And when people are puzzled at what you’re doing ... (3/4)Read More
"Christian difference is therefore not an insertion of something new into the old from outside, but a bursting out of the new precisely within the proper space of the old." - Miroslav Volf (2/4)Read More