From The Missional Canuck
A church where the mission is not the first organizing principle of the church’s life will eventually cease to be the church. As Barth has often been quoted “The church’s mission is not secondary to its being; the church exists in being sent and in building itself for its mission.” The missional church is not primarily about having a mission or doing mission, it is about how the church is constituted. All that the church does must be able to point back to it’s relevance to the mission of God.
November 27, 2016
This was from Allan Bevere last week, for Barth’s birthday. “Theology is not a private subject for theologians only. Nor is it a private subject for professors. Fortunately, there have always been pastors who have understood more about theology than most professors. Nor is theology a private subject of study for pastors. Fortunately, there have …
Karl Barth wrote this when the world was in great disorder, so he should know. pic.twitter.com/Dm1UPNuHsn — Michael Frost (@michaelfrost6) April 14, 2014 ******** If United States was ever seriously converted to Jesus as Lord, its consumerist economic edifice would collapse as one massive illusion.Yes? — David Fitch (@fitchest) April 25, 2014 ******** The Missional-Incarnational …
February 8, 2014
This video has some really good moments across its 7 minutes. What I think is most striking is how it describes “missional” from a pretty conservative evangelical framework and claims that it refers to “showing and sharing” the love of Jesus. The notion here is that missional gives the evanglicals the language to talk about the social, lived aspects of following Jesus.
Take notes if you like.