Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

The following is from Central Church in Great Britain:

God has changed each of our lives in an incredible way. We’d love to see the same transformation in the lives of our friends and in our city. That’s why our Missional Communities exist.

These communities are at the very core of how we do church. We are one church, but many missional communities. These communities form around a common focus, desiring to be like and love like Jesus in different and relevant ways to the people or interest groups, geographies, schools or work places they serve


Another quote from a meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries. The picture was posted by my Superintendent, Carlo Rapanut, who is attending the meeting.

This quote gets us beyond the “paternalism” that is often associated with mission work and a missional focus — where the “haves” minister to the “have nots.” And, it’s something that is a constant struggle in my own setting as we keep looking out to the world for those we should “help.”

Glad the United Methodists are tackling these important issues.

Rooted from Cairn Movement on Vimeo.

I have been through “The Academy for Missional Wisdom” which attempts to be monastic, as well as missional. I confess that’s a part of the package that seemed to not really connect for me.

However, I stumbled on the above video from the Cairn Movement from the Celtic lands and it seems to make sense to me — an attempt to add a communal rhythm to the lives of those engaged in missional community. No, they aren’t all living together. And, no, they aren’t spending hours and hours in prayer. But they are reflecting together, reading the same scriptures — together — even if they are apart.

I thought this was well done.