#100Startup: Style with Substance = Impact

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can enter to win » In his chapter on “hustling,” Chris Guillebeau writes, “Being willing to promote in an authentic, non-sleazy manner is a core attribute of microbusiness success. … Take the [Read More...]

10 Questions to Ask If You’re Wondering, “Am I Missional?”

Trevin Wax over at The Gospel Coalition has extracted and expanded on 10 diagnostic questions from Jason Dukes book Live Sent: You Are A Letter to help us determine if we’re truly being missional: When you speak of church, what prepositions do you use? When you think of missions, do you think of a mission [Read More...]

#100Startup: What People Want vs. What People Say They Want

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can enter to win » Chris Guillebeau writes, “Despite what they say, most travelers don’t value the extra legroom enough to pay for it; instead, they value the lowest-priced flights above any [Read More...]

Are There Really Any Thin Places?

One of the new books that’s getting some buzz in the missional blogosphere is Thin Places by Jon Huckins and Rob Yackley, both of whom work for NieuCommunities, a collective of missional church communities who foster leadership and community development. Subtitled Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community, the book covers listening, submerging, inviting, [Read More...]

#100Startup: Features vs. Benefits

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can enter to win » Chris Guillebeau writes, “Value means helping people.” There’s a strong social good message that comes through in all that Chris says and does. That’s one of the [Read More...]

The Kingdom of God Is Like … Paper Airplane Tossing?

This is just a great story! Christian Piatt writes, “We had all had enough of the office for a while, so we went to the park to fly planes. Within a couple of minutes a gaggle of little kids from a nearby preschool wandered by and stopped to watch Mattias’ aeronautical skills with awe. Mattias [Read More...]

#100Startup: Action Beats Planning

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can win » “Get started quickly and see what happens. There’s nothing wrong with planning, but you can spend a lifetime making a plan that never turns into action. In the battle [Read More...]

Disrupt Your Church’s Status Quo … Or Else?

Michael Frost suggests that existing churches need to make some sort of radical change in order to disrupt the natural state of church ministry (a.k.a., the status quo) in order to successfully make the missional shift: “If you want to be a different sort of person, you’ve got to remove some of those structures that [Read More...]

#100Startup: Passion + Usefulness = Success

This week I’m blogging through Chris Guillebeau’s new book The $100 Startup and giving away a free signed copy! Find out how you can enter to win » In the book, Chris Guillebeau talks about the “microbusiness revolution,” or people like him who are solopreneurs (entrepreneurs who work for themselves, usually have no employees, etc.). [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Mission of God Study Bible, Missio Alliance, crippledJesus, and More

Here’s a quick recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: The new Mission of God Study Bible bowed on Friday, edited by Ed Stetzer and Philip Nation, with contributions from mostly conservative evangelicals such as Christopher Wright. The video (above) illustrates the creative use of QR codes that makes the book more [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X