Is There Really a “Missional Crisis”?

Dave Kludt, a pastor/equipper at Kairos Hollwood, writing at The Burner Blog last week suggested, “The missional church faces a crisis of information saturation. Much of the missional conversation has centered on ideas — brilliant ideas, ideas rooted deeply in theology and the sending nature of God — good ideas shared over coffee, blogs, and [Read More...]

Sentralized Main Sessions and Workshops Announced

The Sentralized conference, coming up September 27-29 in Kansas City, has announced their slate of 14 main sessions and 33 workshops for this year’s event. Some of the stand-out main sessions include Alan Hirsch on “The Shaping of Things Today,” Scot McKnight on “The King Jesus Gospel,” Michael Frost on “Jesus The Exile,” David Fitch [Read More...]

The Great Forge Write-Off [VIDEO]

Here’s that big announcement I mentioned would be coming yesterday from the Forge America network, in partnership with InterVarsity Press and the Sentralized conference: Lance Ford mentions “one or more” people could win a book contract with IVP, but you have to attend the Sentralized conference, September 27-29 in Kansas City, and you have to [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...]

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...]

What Can the Missional Mainline Learn from the Underground Church in China?

Here’s a fascinating new interview with Alan Hirsch, of the Forge Network, conducted by Sean Gladding for Asbury Seminary, a United Methodist seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. In this first part of the interview, Gladding asks Hirsch if he has any hope for the mainline (specifically the United Methodist Church) in making the missional shift, and [Read More...]

Get Out of Big Boat Church and Into a Missional Life Raft!

Kathy Escobar, co-pastor of The Refuge in Colorado and leadership team member with TransFORM Network, had a great post yesterday about where she sees the Church in North America headed: “i think new forms of church will look a lot more like holey dinghies than cruise ships or pretty sail boats. “they will be rag-tag [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...]


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