Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Steve Hovater’s post on Grace and Mission serves as a correction to one of the issues that has plagued much of the missional world. “Grace,” as a word, is absent from much missional writing. I would argue that grace is inherently present in the great missional movement of God, the Missio Dei. After all, it’s …

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I have a confession to make. It’s a pretty big confession. My confession is that I am looking for that “magic pill,” that perfect program, that awesome book that will make me and all those around me “missional” — whatever that means. I find myself in a pretty traditional church setting, in a denomination, trying …

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I believe the solution must begin by recognizing the church’s relationship to the culture in terms of a missionary encounter. In other words, to see that in a post-Christendom context the church once again exists within an alien world. The mission field is no longer located somewhere else; instead it surrounds us on every side. …

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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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