Some time with Jon Tyson Part II

  • The problem with Mars Hill and Redeemer is that they are strongly built around the personality and strength of the preacher. They are more preaching places than churches. He prefers having a preaching team to having a single, dominant preacher.
  • A risk with Redeemer's emphasis on redeeming the workplace is that it can provide a cop out for people - Jon reckons this is happening to a fair extent at Redeemer. You mustn't ever take mission off the radar.
  • Don't substitute hard work for power. You should focus on prayer, rather than on working ridiculous hours.
  • You need to first really care what the city thinks, so that you really understand it. Once you really understand it, you need to stop caring what the city thinks, so that you can transform it.