Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

One of the great things about missional communities is they, by their very practice, show how salvation is something that occurs in community. We need each other. And if we preach a gospel that is only dependent upon oneself — “getting yourself right with Jesus” — we’ll find that we’re creating Christians who think they …

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On Thursday I’ll be attending an online learning event to hear from Brian Zahnd. Brian is pastor at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, MO. I’ve been reading about him (no so much reading “him” for a while. His name has come up. And, when the learning event was offered through Ecclesia, I signed …

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On Thursday I’ll be attending an online learning event to hear from Brian Zahnd. Brian is pastor at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, MO. I’ve been reading about him (no so much reading “him” for a while. His name has come up. And, when the learning event was offered through Ecclesia, I signed …

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Jonathan Davis, over at Small Town Churches Network, wrote about four emerging trends in small town churches. I was taken with his fourth trend: “Small-Town Churches Will Increasingly Embrace A More Holistic Gospel.” This is what he writes: One of the main reasons for tension concerning Emergence Christianity is competing definitions of the gospel. It …

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April 2013 I had the pleasure of attending a Missio Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA. A lot of the speakers were persons I had been reading about for a couple of years. The place was filled with Baptists, Anabaptists, and megachurch folk. I found two other United Methodists in the lot. Two of the “headliners” …

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