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...]

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...]

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...]

Presbyterian Pastor on Making the Missional Shift Without Blowing Things Up

Craig Goodwin, author of Year of Plenty, talks about leading Millwood Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington, through the missional shift [Read more...]

Missional Methodists Rejuvenating the Mainline?

It takes something pretty remarkable to get Tony Jones to say “new life is possible in old denominations,” but that’s exactly what Tony said earlier this week in a post about Union, a new United Methodist church plant in Dallas, Texas. [Read more...]

Is God to Blame for the “Nones” Leaving Our Churches?

Brian McLaren thinks that may be the case. In this provocative new video update, McLaren asks (as only he can) whether the Holy Spirit may be moving in the hearts and lives of the religiously “unaffiliated” (the so-called “nones”) and moving them out of our churches [Read more...]

Watch the Missional Church Consultation Live Online

This weekend, Luther Seminary in St. Paul is hosting its eighth annual consultation on the missional church. The theme of this year’s consultation is “On the Road to Emmaus: Missional Church and Global Media Cultures,” and features plenaries and workshops exploring the question, “How are media reshaping our relationships, our world and our commitments to [Read More...]

Missional Shift in the UK

I usually follow the work of Jonny Baker pretty closely. But somehow one of his recent updates slipped past my radar, until I saw it posted on Tony Jones’ blog under the headline “Good News for the Missional Church.” [Read more...]

My Sermon on What Is the Missional Church?

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of preaching at The Table, a new emerging worship gathering in East Dallas, Texas, and my topic for the morning was, of course, “What Is the Missional Church?” [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X