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...]

April Is Officially Missional Church Conference Month

This is no April Fool’s joke: Just about wherever you live in the U.S., there’s a missional church conference near you this month! [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...]

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...]

Meet Kathy Escobar

One of my all-time favorite missional practitioners (who hates the word missional, by the way!) is Kathy Escobar, co-pastor of The Refuge in Broomfield, Colorado, and author of Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus (2011, Civitas Press). Kathy has been a co-conspirator with me in the TransFORM Network for the past [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...]


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