Maybe Methodists Are Not So Missional After All

I’ve written before about some exciting missional things happening in the United Methodist Church. Wes Magruder, who is a part of one of those “fresh expressions” in Methodist circles, the Missional Wisdom Foundation, recently wrote this about his denomination: “Whatever we United Methodists are, we are not yet truly missional. Everything that happened at Annual [Read More...]

April Is Officially Missional Church Conference Month

This is no April Fool’s joke: Just about wherever you live in the U.S., there’s a missional church conference near you this month! [Read more...]

TransFORM Southwest Is Happening April 5-6 in Fort Worth, Texas

I’m grateful to Brian McLaren for putting out the invitation on his blog yesterday to TransFORM Southwest: Have you ever thought about starting a new faith community? Or … linking up with others who are doing innovative things in local congregations? You should know about the TransFORM Network. TransFORM Southwest will gather April 5-6 in [Read More...]

Is This The Link Between Mission and Liturgy/Worship?

From Catholic missiologist John C. Sivalon in his book God’s Mission and Postmodern Culture: [Read more...]

Who ISN’T Missional?

Tony Jones has a great reflection on his blog today about labels such as “neo-Reformed,” “Emergent,” and “missional.” [Read more...]

A New Metric for Missional Engagement: Love

Jonathan Larson penned the musical Rent in 1994. One of the play’s theme songs is “Seasons of Love.” Of course, it’s Valentine’s Day today, so someone posted this video, and I was struck by the message of this song all over again [Read more...]

How Is Fasting for Lent Missional?

Thomas Turner is inviting you to sign up for his email newsletter in exchange for a PDF download of his 2013 Everyday Liturgy Lenten Guide. I did it! It’s a resource worth checking out and having on hand. Also, Chris Smith from the Slow Church blog has a great article [Read more...]

Get Out The Front Door!

The Urbana (traditional) missions conference starts tomorrow in St. Louis, but several months ago, Dave Zimmerman, editor at InterVarsity Press, wrote an excellent article reflecting on calling and the interesting turn of a phrase from an Urbana promo video. [Read more...]

Reading the Bible Slowly in Missional Community

In this new “Postmodern Negro” video for Sogo Media, Anthony Smith talks about the experience of his missional community in Salisbury, NC, called Mission House and something they’re calling “Bible Lab,” [Read more...]

Who Wants to Spend 4 Hours Watching Reggie McNeal Talk About the Missional Church?

I do! And probably a lot more of you out there, as well. Well, we’re in luck, because the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church recently hosted Reggie McNeal for a seminar on his book Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard of the Church. The almost four-hour presentation was recorded on video and is [Read More...]


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