Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

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

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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I have recently taken on a new role that will have me looking at church plants a little more closely than I’ve needed to in the past. I’ve always thought my passion was church revitalization (along missional lines). This will be new. Therefore, it’s good to be aware that there are various schools of church …

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“Preaching is proclamation, God’s word revealed in Jesus, but only when it gets embedded in conversation, in a listening ear and responding tongue, does it become gospel.” — Eugene Peterson

April 22, 2016