Synopses & Reviews
Many of us Christians and Ministry leaders think that much of what Jesus did on earth was because he was God. When we think this, we neglect Scripture where it tells us that Jesus, though always God, deliberately chose to limit His divine attributes and power.
Jon Thompson, pastor and theologian, looks at Jesus
"Convergence is a powerful book. It beautifully weaves together the gifts and the power of the Spirit and the disciplines of the Spirit in a fresh, holistic, and transformative way. I highly recommend this to you." -- Jon Tyson, Senior Pastor of Church of the City, NY and author of Beautiful Resistance
"Jon Thompson is one of the best living thinkers on church structure for this current secular moment. His book, Convergence, is a rally call to return to the vibrancy of a thriving, courageous, growing church " -- John Mark Comer, Pastor of Bridgetown Church and author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
"When I first heard Pastor Jon Thompson, dots began to connect in a powerful way and when we sat together later, he spoke about Jesus not just being our Saviour and Lord, but our Model. Spiritual gifts, spiritual disciplines, spiritual experiences--he gave me handles that I had been looking for. This was the word we all need right now." -- Ann Voscamp, author of four New York Times best-selling books, including The Broken Way
"I got to know Jon while church planting in Toronto. This book reflects who he is: intensely theological, intensely Spirit-led, and intensely practical. Jon confronts us with how the Father is actually at work right now through Jesus and the Spirit. This book helps you gain direction from the Source for how to engage your post-Christian context with the mindset of doing only what the Father is doing." -- Daniel Yang, Director of the Send Institute
Many Christians and ministry leaders think that much of what Jesus did on earth was because He was God. When we think this, we neglect Scripture where it tells us that Jesus, though always God, deliberately chose to limit His divine attributes and power.
Jon Thompson, pastor and theologian, looks at Jesus' life and ministry asking the question, "If Jesus chose to limit His divine attributes and power, how did He do all of this?"
Jon discovers that Jesus is the ultimate example for us demonstrating the Convergence of three things:
1. Jesus used spiritual disciplines to walk with the Father, and develop and learn as we do: "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52).
2. Jesus also used spiritual gifts (not His inherent power) to actually carry out His ministry while on earth.
3. Jesus used the promptings He received from the Father and the Spirit to lead His disciples into moments of revival.;
As you read this book, you will come to realize that Jesus, as God come in flesh, isn't just our Savior and our Lord, He is also our model for Christian life and ministry.
Through the convergence of spiritual disciplines, spiritual gifts, and spiritual experiences, Jesus demonstrates for us how we, and our local churches, can hear from the Father, carry out our ministry, and lead people into revival.
Convergence shows how Jesus-though always God-deliberately chose to limit His divine attributes and power in order not only to show us who God is, but also to demonstrate for us what the normal Christian life should look like.
About the Author
Jon Thompson is the Senior Pastor of Sanctus Church, a multi-site church in the Greater Toronto Area where he has been on staff for more than 20 years. Under Jon's leadership, Sanctus is characterized by dynamic Biblical teaching, vibrant community groups, compelling media, and powerful times in worship.
Jon has a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary and a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Seminary. He speaks and teaches globally on the convergence of spiritual gifts, spiritual practices, and spiritual experiences in the life of the believer and the local church.