Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Another quote from a meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries. The picture was posted by my Superintendent, Carlo Rapanut, who is attending the meeting. This quote gets us beyond the “paternalism” that is often associated with mission work and a missional focus — where the “haves” minister to the “have nots.” And, it’s …

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The Fresh Expressions US Team is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This is the latest step forward in a growing collaborative cross-denominational movement. Neil McDavid, Director of New Church Development in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference said: The Alabama West Florida Conference …

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“In Susquehanna Conference (UMC) we are excited to join in the movement of creating new places for new people by partnering with Fresh Expressions. The way Fresh Expressions values both the contributions of the inherited church and the various new expressions of church fits with our culture and challenges us to take kingdom steps to …

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Elaine will be taking over as Dean at Duke Divinity School, my alma mater. She has been formative in my missional journey and I’m eager to see what she has in store for Duke. Again, it’s United Methodists being missional. Fresh Expressions will have her as a featured speaker at one of their events. And …

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