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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Three Ways to Be Missional This Halloween

Jeff Mangum has written a short and simple article for Verge Network, outlining three ways to be missional on Halloween. His three suggestions? [Read more...]

Missional in Phyllis Tickle’s New Book “Emergence Christianity”

I recently finished reading Phyllis Tickle’s new book Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Jonathan Brink, my co-conspirator in TransFORM Network, quoted for his “State of Emergence 2011″ post from the Emergent Village blog. Tickle calls TransFORM, “a missional-church body within [Read More...]

Missional Learning Commons This Weekend in Chicago

According to David Fitch, this weekend is either the fifth or sixth year of hosting the Missional Learning Commons in Chicago. The theme of this year’s MLC is “Cruciform Leadership: Paradigms & Practices from the Missional Frontier,” and the cost is only $20. The event is being held on the campus of Northern Seminary, where [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Wild Goose West Recap, New Brian McLaren Book Bows, Parish Collective Rocks

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Wild Goose Festival West Coast 2012 — The first-ever Wild Goose Festival on the West Coast took place over Labor Day weekend, and I was honored to be able to participate as part of the volunteer team. The Corvallis Gazette-Times had a nice [Read More...]

Mustard Seed Associates Is Breaking New Ground

Christine Sine of Mustard Seed Associates announced on Tuesday, “This morning was a momentous one for Tom and I. We left home at 5:30 am to drive out to the future site of the Mustard Seed Village on Camano Island. We were so excited because the poles for our first building — the pole barn [Read More...]

Public Service Announcement: JR Woodward’s New Book “Creating a Missional Culture” Is Out!

One of the most anticipated new books of 2012 (by me, anyway) is now available: Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the Word by JR Woodward. You can read a synopsis of the book online. JR is co-founder of Kairos Los Angeles, and he has one of the coolest job [Read More...]


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