Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Our main administrative meeting is just around the corner. Soon we’ll have a gathering of the few, the proud, the “committed enough to show up on a Friday evening” crowd at Seward United Methodist Church. And while we’ll work hard to have our time together NOT be about jumping through hoops and filling out forms, …

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Originally posted at http://www.jimdoepken.com. I’m serious with the title of this post. What is it about our church buildings that makes us want to keep kids out of them? And, no, I probably don’t mean ALL kids. Our own kids are fine. The children of our friends are fine. Well-behaved, well-dressed, well-groomed, and well-mannered children …

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Last Friday night we had the our First Friday Art Walk of the Summer here in Seward, Alaska. It’s a time (each first Friday) for downtown shops to host artists and welcome visitors to check out the works, meet artists, and have refreshments. It’s a wonderful community activity. This Friday our church participated. But we didn’t …

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(This is cross-posted from my personal blog, http://www.jimdoepken.com) We are beginning a class on Shane Claiborne’s “The Irresistible Revolution” in Sunday School. But this week, as we were handing out the books, we talked about some quotes from Shane over the years. It was a way to get folks acclimated to some of Shane’s thoughts. …

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I’m trying to include get out as many helpful tools as possible as some of our folks walk the neighborhood, praying for God to bless and grace those around us and asking God to show us how we can be a part of that blessing and gracing. The following acronym could be helpful in giving …

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