Author and pastor Mark Driscoll gave a glimpse into the subject of his next book by discussing what it means for a Christian to have an identity "in Christ" while speaking during the closing session of a two-day leadership conference.
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"Most people, even those who are Christian, don't have a very good sense of who they are in Christ," said Driscoll to a crowd of more than 2,000 church leaders Thursday at the Resurgence Conference (R12) at Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif.
After talking about how people often describe their identity by way of things such as their achievements, duties, and material possessions, he said, "Your identity is in this constant state of chaos and change and influenced sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. What this leads to is a very inconsistent emotional and spiritual life. These are the things that may explain you, but they do not define you."
Driscoll was one of eight well-known Christian leaders at the event geared for young pastors and ministry leaders. His book, Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ, is scheduled for release in January. Other speakers included Rick Warren, Greg Laurie, Nick Vujicic, Lecrae, Craig Groeschel, Miles McPherson, and James MacDonald.
During a press conference at the event, Driscoll told The Christian Post that one of his goals for R12 was for the speakers and their "tribe" who were attending to have a chance to interact behind the scenes.
"One thing I like to do is to connect with leaders. Sometimes 'tribal' leaders can maybe not fully understand one another and start characterizing and criticizing one another, but by helping just connect those leaders it can go a long way," he explained. "If there are some conflicts, resolving them in maybe a more private way, a more friendly way, a less combative way. Behind the scenes, that was one of the goals for this event."
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SOURCE: Christian Post