Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Len Hjalmarson is here with some good working understandings of COMMUNITY and MISSION. Community is all those elements of shared life and must be much more than Sunday mornings. The more significant interactions the members have with one another the other six days, the more vital will be those Sunday gathers. Moreover, the more vital …

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“A key aspect where missional leadership is concerned, is “the discernment of (the) missional vocation” (Van Kooten & Barrett 2004:139) of the congregation. The church’s function can thus be described as participation in God’s mission to the world and the whole of creation (Cordier 2014:82). It is for this reason that the first and most …

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We’re looking at the Missio Dei through the Scriptures over a seven-week sermon series at Seward and Moose Pass UMCs. Last week we focused on the Exile and what it means to be “displaced” persons singing God’s song in a foreign land. Next week we move on to Incarnation as the great act of God’s …

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“Recognizing our missionary context means we can no longer assume that the church understands the culture. We need to rediscover or relearn the culture. We need to get to know our neighborhood, its people, and their stories, values, worldview and culture. We need to ask the kind of questions that missionaries ask when they enter …

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In 1994 Australian theologian Charles Ringma offered this description: “The missional church vision is not a programmatic response to the crisis of relevance, purpose and identity that the church in the Western World is facing, but a recapturing of biblical views of the Church all too frequently abandoned, ignored, or obscured through long periods of …

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