Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

[A]s I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog. — PHILIP YANCEY

January 13, 2016

“But the history of God’s people is a history of life cycles, a history of clarity about call and identity, followed by complacence, followed by collusion with the powers, followed by catastrophic loss. Contrary to being a disaster, the exilic experiences of loss and marginalization are what are needed to restore the church to its …

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The video above offers a taste of one of the several missional communities at All Saints United Methodist Church. Their communities are tasked in various areas. The one above, HEAL, works with veterans. There are other missional communities as well. NOURISH prepares food for the hungry. SHELTER works with a transition home. WELCOME raises cultural …

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Our churches are full of “nice people.” And, while that’s really not a bad thing, I want to stress that it’s not necessarily a good thing. See, the Lions Club, which I’ve been part of for years, has really nice people (and some wonderful Christian, “nice people”). But they aren’t the church. I’m on the …

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