Top 10 Reasons to Make TransFORM 2014 Your Spring Conference Experience

I’m excited to be part of the organizing team for the annual TransFORM Network conference, taking place March 27-30 at Missiongathering in San Diego, California! Here are 10 reasons to register now and join us [Read more...]

Shifting from Sunday Morning Stadium Seating to …

Thanks, David Fitch! This is such a great missional shift kind of question … Post by TransFORM Network. What do you think? [Read more...]

Who/What Are the “Circuit Riders” of the 21st Century?

By now we should all be familiar with the sobering statistics about the decline of Christianity in the U.S. Less than 50% of the population now identifies as Protestant. The fastest growing religious group is the “unaffiliated,” the so-called religious “nones.” Etc. etc. [Read more...]

Fresh Expressions U.S. Has a New Facebook Page and National Gathering in March 2014

Fresh Expressions U.S. is, quite simply, the U.S. expression of the Fresh Expressions movement, which started in the U.K. and has since expanded. [Read more...]

Bono and The Edge Endorse Film About Missional Pioneer

Michael Frost posted this on Facebook today. It’s a new (very short) video from Bono and The Edge from the rock band U2, endorsing a new documentary film about a man Frost calls “one of the fathers of the modern Australian missional movement.” [Read more...]

Missions vs. Missional: What Ed Stetzer Gets Wrong

Ed Stetzer, president of Lifeway Research (an arm of the Southern Baptist Convention), writing in Christianity Today this week, attempts to parse the terms “missions” and “missional.” Here’s what he says: [Read more...]

The Gospel Coalition’s Mission to Colonize the Theological Minds of the Global South

The Gospel Coalition, which describes itself as “a fellowship of evangelical churches” that promotes “a mission-hearted faith,” is in hot water over its recently launched International Outreach aimed at providing “theological famine relief for the global church.” [Read more...]

What Does “Missional” Mean? Answer: A Subtle but Significant Shift

It’s been a while since I attempted to answer the question, “What does it mean to be ‘missional’?” When I launched this blog in May 2012, that was the first question I tried to answer. [Read more...]

Context Is God(‘s)

My friend Kyle Chowning has a humorous blog post today about the importance of context in communication. It immediately reminded me of a quote by marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk from a few years ago: “If content is king, then context is God.” [Read more...]

American Baptists Asking Missional Questions and Seeking New Vocabulary

Back in June, the American Baptist denomination hosted it’s biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park/Kansas City, KS. Justin Thornbugh, an ABC-USA pastor in Indianapolis, IN, said this about the Summit (quoted from Facebook with permission) [Read more...]


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