Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

GULP!!!

From John Burke
From the Verge Disciplemaking Blueprint Course

“Well, I really only have one thing to say. If your unchurched friends are not finding faith and becoming the church, you’re not missional, period. Let me say it again. If your unchurched friends are not finding faith and becoming the church, the body of Christ, you’re not missional.”

August 19, 2016

Here’s a quote from Alan Hirsch: “Eighty percent of the people will act, not think, not be taught, but will act their way into a new way of thinking and behaving.” What does this mean when so much of our Christian discipleship is about “teaching” people certain facts and belief, rather than showing them? What …

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FROM VERGE DISCIPLEMAKING BLUEPRINT COURSE

The central thrust of the incarnation was that by becoming one of us, God was able to achieve redemption for the human race and radical identification with all that it means to be human. If God’s way of reaching his world was to incarnate himself in Jesus Christ then our way of reaching the world (i.e. disciplemaking) should likewise be incarnational. We need to exercise a genuine identification with those we are trying to reach so that they may come to know God through Jesus. The following framework is an example of how Jesus relates to us through the incarnation and how we can relate incarnationally to others.

August 16, 2016