Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Disciple-making is more about imitation than it is about information.

Jesus is more interested in what we do in practice than in what we absorb in the abstract. Which isn’t to say that Christian education is wrong, it’s just that’s not the end goal. The reason we study is in order that we might build our lives more firmly on the rock that is Jesus – by putting into practice what we hear him say.

So Jesus calls us to a lifestyle of discipleship, whereby we are constantly growing as Jesus-imitators.

This is the foundation for how the church is to grow, because mission, at its core essence, is about inviting people into a discipling relationship with Jesus.

(Via The Fellowship Community)

December 16, 2016

What that Church of Jesus Christ needs is people whose heart breaks for the neighborhoods that they serve and when the love of Jesus comes to the brokenness of world, the Kingdom of Heaven is unleashed, and we begin to see what God wants happening on Earth as it is in Heaven.

–John Tyson, Verge Disciplemaking Blueprint Course

August 21, 2016

NEW METRICS FOR THE CHURCH
(Verge Disciplemaking Course/Jeff Vandersteldt)

“What are the primary metrics we’re using to determine whether or not we are being faithful to Jesus’ command for the church?” If you don’t rethink your metrics, you won’t reorder your behaviors. If your metrics are primarily attendance and church size, you don’t have reproduction at the heart of what you’re doing. Reproduction, if that was at the heart, you would say, “How many disciples are making disciples? How many people are being sent? How many people are being released to new places?” That’s the stuff we’d start to measure.

August 5, 2016

OK, there’s a lot here from Verge’s “Disciplemaking Blueprint” course that I’m finally getting around to online — and leading a small group in some of the themes. I’ve gotten to a point of the reading that I can’t help but shouting (at least in my head) “AMEN.” I believe this. I really believe this. …

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