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Chris Green
Chris Green

Chris' work is planting faith communities in the villages of North Holland that are without an evangelical witness. The vision is to see a renewal movement take place that will turn what others have called the “barren north” and turn in into an oasis of renewal.

Chris and his wife, Rebecca, have 3 boys and have lived in The Netherlands since 2012.

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Is the church still useful?

“You who are conversant with human history will bear me out when I say that the whole history of the church is a series of miracles - a long stream of wonders. A little spark kindled in the midst of oceans, and yet all her boisterous waves cannot quench it.”

“You who are conversant with human history will bear me out when I say that the whole history of the church is a series of miracles – a long stream of wonders. A little spark kindled in the midst of oceans, and yet all her boisterous waves cannot quench it.”

By Chris Green Posted in secular peoples on 2020-02-26 0 Comments 7 min read Continue reading
Devotion & Unity: Church membership in secular culture

...it is a practice through which we connect with each other, anticipating the dynamic, unifying work of the Holy Spirit among us, making from our many parts a single body and, through us, showing to the world what the culture of the Kingdom of God looks like.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and […]

By Chris Green Posted in bible, church, renewal, secular peoples on 2020-02-19 0 Comments 6 min read Continue reading
The Gift and the Giver

The Holy Spirit is both the Gift from God and the Giver of gifts to His people.

Before He made the world, when mankind was just an idea in the mind of God, He desired one thing from us: fellowship, intimacy. So He created man: body and soul. And then He did with man what He did not do with any other created thing – He gave him a spirit. In that […]

By Chris Green Posted in bible on 2020-02-19 0 Comments 8 min read Continue reading
Pentecost in the Secular Experience

I am convinced that the way forward for pentecostals in secular culture starts by fully embracing (1) a theology of encounter, (2) the sent-ness of our spirituality and (3) an understanding of Jesus’ (and therefore our) ministry as bringing mercy to the fringes.

My family’s experience with Pentecost traces back to sawdust trails and revival altar calls 4 generations ago on both sides of my family. Pentecostalism is the only form of Christianity with which my family has been acquainted and as such is embedded deep into our family culture. The stories I heard around the dinner table as a child were those of miracles, sermons, crazy church ladies, cranky deacons and “what the Lord did at church today”.

By Chris Green Posted in secular peoples on 2020-02-19 0 Comments 15 min read Continue reading
The last time I kissed my Bible.

I heard her mumble as I left, “a pastor’s son should know better.” This pastor’s son did know better.

I have always been drawn to the bible. As a child my parents drew lines from every important decision, lesson or principle back to that book. It was canon for our family; the measuring stick by which we judged a thing to be true or not. Yet we never learned to treat it as a […]

By Chris Green Posted in bible on 2020-01-01 0 Comments 2 min read Continue reading
We just lost Carla

"I believe the front at which the enemy is currently attacking us the most in North Holland is in the area mental health."

I want to tell you two stories today. The first is about a man from a large municipality called the Decapolis. We read his story in Mark 5. Here’s a synopsis: Lots of trauma, since he was a kid Spent most of his life as a patient, different doctors and psychologists had done what they […]

By Chris Green Posted in secular peoples on 2019-10-02 0 Comments 7 min read Continue reading
Oasis Makers part 2: Dirty hands

So now imagine that you are on your way to this new oasis but you had to pass through the desert place to get there. If you can imagine this, you are able to understand better your life on this earth in the time of mercy.

Last week we took a look at what it means to live in this time between Jesus’ ascension and his return, a time that we are calling, “the time of mercy.” We noticed together that the scriptures never once tell us that our job is to build the Lord’s kingdom, but rather, to drink and […]

By Chris Green Posted in renewal on 2019-09-09 0 Comments 10 min read Continue reading
Oasis Makers part 1: Renewal

Oh, we have misunderstood so much about what it means to live in this time of mercy. We have misunderstood so much about why Jesus came, what he did on the earth, what he called us to do and who his Spirit is.

If you will recall the picture that we drew concerning the Kingdom of God, this present age and the age to come, you’ll remember that we live in what we’re calling “the Time of Mercy”. This period of history started with Jesus. Remember in Luke 4 that Jesus announced by quoting Isaiah 61: 18 “The […]

By Chris Green Posted in renewal on 2019-09-02 0 Comments 11 min read Continue reading

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