100AD There are as little as 25 000 Christians
310AD There are as many as 20 000 000 Christians
[A seminar speaker] then asked the question, and it has haunted me to this day, â€œhow did they do this?â€? â€œHow did they grow from being a small movement to the most significant religious force in the Roman Empire in two centuries?â€? Now thatâ€™s a question to initiate a journey! And delving into this question drove me to the discovery of what I will call Apostolic Genius (the inbuilt life force and guiding mechanism of Godâ€™s people) and the living components or elements that make it up. These components I have tagged missional DNA or mDNA for short.
Hirsch continues the post from there, good stuff… and I haven’t gotten through the more than 90 comments on the post yet. This one is going to mess with some people’s thinking (in a good way)… but we’re hoping for more in The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church.