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…]

Missional Monday: Sentralized Early Bird Rate Ends Tuesday, 3DM in South Carolina, Playing With Fire Announced

Last week was a very slow week for me here on the Missional Shift blog, so there’s not much to recap. So instead, here’s a quick look forward at what’s coming up this week: Sentralized Conference Early Bird Rate Ends Tomorrow — The $99 early bird rate for Sentralized (Sept. 27-29 in Kansas City) ends [Read More…]

Missional Pentecost

My friend (and fellow Disciple) Bob Cornwall has posted his sermon for Pentecost Sunday, which includes this beautiful exhortation: “The wait is over. The Spirit has come. We are now empowered to fulfill our calling to be God’s missional people, declaring in word and deed the mighty works of God.” [Read more…]

The Mainline Needs Many More Missional Communities

Nurya Parish has done an amazing job of crunching the numbers on the current rate of decline of the Episcopal Church. She did her research project in response to a recent manifesto on the coming collapse of the Episcopal Church and in correlation to data released by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which produced [Read More…]