What Missional Churches Can Learn from Non-Profits

Fellow Progressive Christian blogger Carl Gregg finally decided to post his notes from the Funding the Missional Church conference, which was good, because it reminded me to post these slides from Brad Cecil — which are perhaps the most valuable take-away from the entire event: Why churches are hurting View more PowerPoint from Brad Cecil [Read More…]

Missional Monday: Wild Goose Reverberates, Deep Theology Discussion, The $135 Missional Book In My Hands!

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Wild Goose Festival 2012 continues to reverberate for those of us who were there for the East Coast rendition last week. I’ve been doing a bit of curating to pull together the best links/articles, videos, and tweets, as well as posting some more [Read More…]

Missional Monday [Late Edition]: The Goose Has Flown, Streaming Conference, Remembering Francis DuBose

Here’s a late Monday night recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: The second annual Wild Goose Festival has come to a close, and I’m back home now, showered (once again), and putting together this late edition. One of the many highlights of this year’s East Coast festival for me was on [Read More…]

Gone Wild Goose Festivaling

I’m hitting the road this morning to head to Shakori Hills campground, near Pittsboro, North Carolina (outside of Raleigh-Durham), for the second annual Wild Goose Festival. So I won’t be around for the next four days to engage in the comments, but I will be scheduling some posts so please keep reading, sharing, and commenting [Read More…]

Missional Monday: Missio Alliance Launches, Forge America Announcement, Young Adult Demands, Wild Goose Chases

Here’s a quick recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: The new Missio Alliance network held its first regional gathering, as part of a larger conference at Northeastern Seminary, featuring David Fitch. Fitch used Peter Rollins, Brian McLaren, and Alan Hirsch & Michael Frost as his foils to discuss the dangers he [Read More…]

What If We Let the Children Lead Us?

David Csinos and Brian McLaren recently collaborated on the landmark Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity conference in Washington, D.C. I wasn’t able to attend, but the conference was well attended and well documented by those who did. On the heels of that event, Csinos and McLaren have just published “Breaking the Bubble [Read More…]

David Fitch on Missional – Livestream Today at 4pm ET

The new Missio Alliance network is holding its first regional event at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY, today. David Fitch is speaking on the topic “The Future of the Church: Emerging, Neo-Reformed, Missional?,” and the event is being livestreamed online starting at 3:55pm ET. Watch the livestream [Read more…]

Ed Stetzer’s Advice to the Anglican Church in North America

The Anglican Church in North America held its “Assembly 2012” this past week at the Southern Baptist Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. And Southern Baptist missiologist Ed Stetzer was one of the convention’s keynote speakers, speaking three times on “The Local Congregation” to the 700 delegates from 16 countries gathered. Stetzer gave the ACNA [Read More…]

Does Canceling One Sunday Service Count as Missional?

This may be a step in the right direction, or it might just be an inoculation from experiencing a real missional shift in a congregation: The latest megachurch to cancel a Sunday service to go out and serve its community is the 3,000-member Experience Life Church in Lubbock, Texas. The megachurch is participating today in [Read More…]

Missio Alliance Announces First Regional and National Events

The new Missio Alliance network — a collaboration between Northern Seminary, Ecclesia Network, Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and George Fox Evangelical Seminary — has announced its first regional and national events: Regional: “The Future of the Church: Emerging, Neo-Reformed, Missional?” featuring David Fitch; June 13 at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY National: “The Future of [Read More…]