Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

I love cooking with crockpots. I love being able to get everything together in the morning, throw it in the crockpot, and let it cook all day. Then you get to come home after a long day and be greeted by the aroma of whatever it is you’ve been cooking–chicken, a pot-roast, soup…whatever. Sometimes, however, …

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Discipleship is really messy and more of a slower process than we want or realize. The strongest amongst of can find ourselves in the most difficult of circumstances, the lowest of spiritual times, and even find ourselves in sin. The same is true of every believer.

Discipleship has often been viewed as an up-and-to-the-right straight process of growth, but discipleship is way messier than that, involves setbacks, patience, and a belief in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to overcome every sin, struggle, and trial.

(via The Verge)

March 2, 2015

Two steps forward, three steps back. Where are the benchmarks? Why aren’t more people coming? I want to see results NOW. This missional stuff is slow. Relationships take time. It doesn’t all come together with one kickoff event or a louder band or having that one leader rise up and make it all happen. Sometimes, …

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What is “the Slow Church” vision?: …place, stability, patience, wholeness, work, sabbath, abundance, gratitude, hospitality, conversation, and meals. Speed can cause us to neglect or be deficient in these practices, so Slow Church invites us to slow down and engage (or reengage) with these important practices and elements of life and faith. (From Chris Nichols’ …

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"The public face of Christianity according to Acts was constituted by its practical life." Kavin Rowe — David Fitch (@fitchest) May 30, 2014 ******* “Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.” -Brennan Manning — Stephanie S. Smith (@stephindialogue) May 30, 2014 ******* "The fire of mission is …

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