Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

How many of our churches are living in the past? Here’s how Ed Stetzer puts it: It’s remarkable, and I’ve said it many times: if the 1950’s came back, many churches are ready. (Or the 1600’s, or the boomer 80’s, depending on your denomination, I guess.) There is nothing wrong with the fifties, except we …

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With the term missional I emphasize the essential nature and vocation of the church as God’s called and sent people. A missional ecclesiology is biblical, historical, contextual, praxeological (it can be translated into practice), and eschatological. The word missional, with reference to the church, sees the church as the instrument of God’s mission. Following Lesslie …

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The Blind Beggar takes some of the shifts found in Ed Stetzer and David Putnam’s book, Breaking the Missional Code and adds some of his own. I think, in the end, this gets at some of the shifts in thinking and process that are required as we move away from this attractional church model that …

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I’ve been preaching “mission” for over a year. I have tried to set up the framework for practicing mission in the life of the congregation…although my follow-through has been lacking. But, in each church I’ve been part of, I’ve always found it to be a struggle moving from a church full of “consumers for Jesus” …

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When you get your “Who am I?” question right, all the “What should I do? questions tend to take care of themselves. — Richard Rohr, OFM (@RichardRohrOFM) February 15, 2014 ****** Cultivate love, goodness, and beauty where you are, that is the work of God. — Marlena Graves (@MarlenaGraves) February 16, 2014 ****** Many want …

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