Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

John Ward, over at Encompass World Partners, says the following: This Christmas I want to live in such a way that people experience the joy of Emmanuel, God with us, I want to live an intentional missional Christmas. Here are some ideas I’m praying and processing through as I seek to lead my family to …

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From Ben Connelly: Jesus probably wasn’t born on December 25, and God didn’t invent Halloween or Thanksgiving. But these and other annual days have been carved into our culture, to cease work, celebrate, and engage others. Gifts abound in December, giving us an easy chance to surprise coworkers and classmates with cookies or a brief …

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Continuing with Dr. Karen Wilk of Forge Canada and The Verge, she has an example of how some of the missional communities she works with practice missional at Christmas Time: Many of our neighbourhood missional communities facilitate “Reason for the Season” gatherings, which consist of a weekly potluck supper and conversations around Advent-Christmas themes. We …

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‘Tis the season! It’s the time when, as culturally sappy as our Christmastime might be, many hearts around us are singing similar tunes. It’s a great opportunity for us, as missional practitioners. Joy Brudolph explains: Do you have a manger scene on the mantel or light candles on an Advent wreath? Consider the ornaments on …

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Karen Wilk of Forge Canada has a wonderful, and deeply theological, reflection appropriate for this season. She says that, since our God exists in Trinity, three Persons who are not mixed together, that there is a sacred space between and among the persons of the Trinity. This is a pretty cool concept. But, what’s really …

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