Mark Sayers: An Anxious, Post-Christian Culture Is Longing for Hope

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Mark Sayers is the senior leader of Red Church, which provides visionary leadership and teaching. He is well-known globally for speaking into the intersection of faith and culture and has authored multiple books, including his latest, Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture. Mark lives Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, Trudi, their daughter, Grace, and their twin sons, Billy and Hudson.

Key Questions for Mark Sayers

-What is the secular myth that most Westerners cling to and why does it appeal to us?

-How do the cracks within secularism provide an opportunity for revival and renewal within the church?

-What do you think the church is going to look like over the next five or 10 years?

-How can local church pastors practically help people who are searching for meaning?

Key Quotes from Mark Sayers

“Even as Christians, we can believe some element of the story of secularism.”

“The story of secularism is a story which says that as the world moves away from faith and belief in God that the world will inevitably become a better place.”

“What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt. And I think there’s a real opportunity there for the church.”

“If you get out of the West, you see that a lot of other cultures see history as continuing to repeat in cycles. But what’s interesting about the West is that we have this deeply ingrained belief in progress.” 

“I think that what post-Christianity is, and its belief in progress, is a desire for the Kingdom without the King.”

“As I began to study how God works through history and particularly studied the history of renewals and revivals, I began to see this trend.”

“We think the church is done, but what it means often is that cultural Christianity is done.”

“I’m less concerned now about amassing vast amounts of cultural Christians. My focus now is how do we find those remnants of whole-hearted believers.”

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Jason Daye
As Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends. Connect with him on Twitter @jasondaye