The Vanguard are the forward force in an Army. The Vanguard are the leaders of innovation. The Vanguard sit on the front lines preparing the way. Highly adaptive, pro-active and willing to innovate at a moment’s notice. What if these were the essential qualities of the Church living out the great commission? What if instead of playing defense we decided to shift our focus from rear guard and become the Vanguard? The good news of Jesus has only one direction. The gospel moves forward. The Church should herald that good news with the same passion and vigor that Christ did the first time he proclaimed truth. This short book is a word of encouragement, to herald the gospel of Jesus with a Vanguard heart.
Duncan Robinson is the breakfast Radio Host on Hope 103.2 in Sydney. Australia's largest community radio show, and a top 3 breakfast show in Sydney. Each week his show reaches almost 400,000 people. He also currently serves as a Pastor in a Sydney Australia, Northgate. Previously to that he spent 5 years planting in Phoenix Arizona. It is strange how God leads a person, and even stranger how God leads an Australian to be involved in a Church plant in the middle of the Desert.
He was born in Malaysia, raised in Sydney, educated at UTS, Married to Carly, Educated again at Morling, planting in the USA, and now back in Australia.
He is married to an amazing woman and supports me in every crazy idea that I have for Jesus, it takes a lot to be a crazy pastors wife, and I love her for it! We have two wonderful children.
Duncan sounds the call for the western Church; we're not in maintenance mode, we're not in retreat, we're not worried about the way culture is going as if it's the home we're trying to make comfortable for ourselves... no, we are the counter-culture - a people for God to delight in; where church leaders are on the frontline, Christians are passionate about grace and truth, and the Church of Jesus is advancing, for the glory of God, and our great joy.
Lead Pastor - CityLight Church
Content Director - Lift Radio
Duncan Robinson give fresh perspective to the delusional thought that the 'Mission of the Gospel' is diminishing in our Culture today! He very simplistically lays out THE PLAN (Which so happens to be God's Plan...) for ADVANCING the Gospel in an ever-changing Culture! Two Simple Messages that NEVER CHANGE are clearly consistent in the pages of VANGUARD...
1) TIME keeps continuing...
2) The MESSAGE/MISSION of Jesus is still the same...
So DON'T QUIT!
Lead Pastor - Church of Celebration