Outside the Walls, But Not the Tradition

Several years ago I had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the American Society of Missiology (a gathering of smart folks who try to study and name the mission that God is up to in the world.) The Society had asked me to bring a report about the new monastic movement that I and others are part of. While I was there, I also got to hear several other good reports on the Emergent church conversation and the “missional church” movement. For the latter, Al Hirsh was the presenter. He was, as alw … [Read more...]

Church On The Internet

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Last month I had the privilege of interviewing Chris Smith of Englewood Christian Church on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Chris joined me for the monthly Twitter #missionalchat in February, and then we sat down to record this half-hour conversation about his new e-book The Virtue of Dialogue (Patheos Press) and his forthcoming book Slow Church, co-authored with John Pattison. Watch:This month I'm looking forward to chatting with Bruce Reyes-Chow about his latest bold initiative … [Read more...]

Two Events for the Missional Church

Funding the Missional Church

When Doug and I started The JoPa Group, it was an effort to resource the missional church for a sustainable future.  We've been running social media boot camps and some other events over the last couple years.  But we're especially excited about what we've got planned for 2012.  We'll be hosting two consecutive events in Minneapolis in May: Funding the Missional Church will take place in Minneapolis, May 1-3.  It's a conference to explore the best thinking and practices in building sustainable g … [Read more...]


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