Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Secularists have not succeeded in wrecking divine things; but Secularists have succeeded in wrecking secular things.—Chesterton — Fresh Expressions US (@FExpressionsUS) November 22, 2014   ******   "What if we reexamined our assumptions of who should have power in our nation, in our cities, and in the church?" http://t.co/b43YIfiiIr — Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) November …

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You want to invite someone into you the church? Invite them into your home first. http://t.co/mAq0NXoHHq — Fresh Expressions US (@FExpressionsUS) October 23, 2014 ****** "Our first form of witness is our life together." ~ Keas Keasler @keaskeasler #V3Intensive @V3_movement — Tim Catchim (@timcatchim) October 23, 2014 ******* When the church resists change, it is …

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The one who searches for a sense of community yet has no time or energy for pain and sacrifice will search for a long time. — A.J. Swoboda (@mrajswoboda) October 10, 2014 ****** Inmate last week: “I’m not a Christian, but I’m curious.” Inmate today: “You’re the strangest preacher I’ve ever met. Now I’m more …

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The heart of the Christian faith is good news–not good behavior, good technique, or good advice. — Tullian Tchividjian (@PastorTullian) September 5, 2014 ****** Is the Simplest form of Church just a Dinner Table? Do we need more? http://t.co/rWmbkTusD8 via @feedly #dreamumc #umclead #wcn #umc — Rev. Jeremy Smith (@umjeremy) September 4, 2014 ****** The …

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Reading the Bible doesn't equate living the Bible. Seek to embody—not simply be informed by—the sacred story. — A.J. Swoboda (@mrajswoboda) June 11, 2014 ****** To deny that God pours grace into us though the physical, like bread and cup and font, is a move toward Gnosticism. #sacraments #incarnation — Worship Crafting (@worshipcrafting) June 12, …

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"The public face of Christianity according to Acts was constituted by its practical life." Kavin Rowe — David Fitch (@fitchest) May 30, 2014 ******* “Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.” -Brennan Manning — Stephanie S. Smith (@stephindialogue) May 30, 2014 ******* "The fire of mission is …

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The various atonement theories are like Midrash on the significance of the cross. — trippfuller (@trippfuller) May 2, 2014 ******** Privilege says that the largest ministry with the most resources is the most effective ministry. http://t.co/4qCRgFJcoP — Missio Alliance (@missioalliance) May 2, 2014 ******* "The vocation of the church is to be in prayer over …

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Staying present in painful places expands your heart in ways that fleeing never will. — Dan White Jr. (@danwhitejr) April 4, 2014 ************* Staying present in painful places expands your heart in ways that fleeing never will. — Dan White Jr. (@danwhitejr) April 4, 2014 ************* [Jesus'] kingdom presupposes the liberation of people from other …

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The Kingdom of God is not abstract politicization it is localized formation. — Dan White Jr. (@danwhitejr) March 21, 2014 ****** Do not try to balance work, family and church. Bring all under one Lordship, submit all to the Kingdom, and discern priorities within that. — David Fitch (@fitchest) March 21, 2014 ****** There are …

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Gracious hospitality is a practice of intentionality bound up in authentic engagement w/others; its making room in your life for the other. — Fred Liggin IV (@Liggin) March 10, 2014 ****** One sided relationships are hardly relationships. — A.J. Swoboda (@mrajswoboda) March 10, 2014 ****** The coffee shop in my neighborhood that I spend a …

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