Gary Lamb speaks out on his Transition From Pastor... →
Gary Lamb, who was pastor of a fast-growing mega-church in Canton, GA, had an affair last winter, made a public confession, and left “Revolution” Church. Now he owns a roofing company. What he is learning is important for church leaders to hear.
95 Theses for the American Church, Part 5: Purpose... →
Links to first 4 parts are below.
95 Theses for the American Church, Part 4: The... →
Links to the other three parts are below.
Missional Leadership — a talk from Day One conference from Stetzer.
95 Theses for the American Church, Part 3: The... →
Links to Part 1 & 2 are below.
95 Theses for the American Church, Part 2:... →
See below for link to part 1.
Honoring Ancestors -- Rich Mouw →
Rich Mouw is the President of Fuller Seminary and in this article writes wisely about a couple of key theological issues that Asian followers of Jesus regularly face within their culture.
History of Missional Church – Part I -- Brad... →
Give away half of your possessions– beginning next... →
Some truly missional behavior on the part of this San Francisco community.
The new German postmodern Christianity - beyond... →
I’m saving this link, because I have not yet been able to fully read the article, and think that it might be important. I haven’t kept abreast of what is happening in Germany these days among younger Christians.
95 Theses for the American Church, Part 1:... →
As is generally the case with a list of 95 bullet points, this is a little tedious to read. But in my opinion, Wilson is pushing a lot of the right buttons, and I will post a link to each part this week.
Shapevine Missional Training And Learning... →
Shapevine is a rich source of great materials for those growing in a missional perspective of the church. The Online Campus offers three tracks: 1) Developing Missional Frameworks; 2) Practices of Missional Leadership; and 3) Missional Discipleship. Teachers include Kan Kimball, Reggie McNeal, Alan Hirsch, Michael Frost, Tri Robinson, etc.
The Vision Frame of Kairos Church →
Here’s what the church that I currently attend in Atlanta says about itself.
A New Model Merges Pastoral Care and Social Action... →
Very interesting suggestions for those interested in what it means to be a missional church in a rural context.
Ways to NOT Be a Missional Church -- Jonathan... →
1. “Event-driven” mission
The Generation M Manifesto - Umair Haque -... →
If you don’t think the world and the generations are changing, take a look at this economic “manifesto” from the younger generation.
The Need For a Missional Ecclesiology – Part II --... →
In part 2 of this series, Brad talks about the “three practical shifts that can lay the foundation for sound theological and missiological ‘rethinking’ in the life of the local church.”
Exploration trip to Kenya that my daughter-in-law, Kristen, took in June in connection with “Ellie’s Run for Africa.” This whole initiative has a great back story—beginning with a 12 year-old girl who started a fun run several years ago to raise money for kids in Africa.
4-phrase definition of The Missional Church ---... →
Great short definition of “The Missional Church”.
The Need For a Missional Ecclesiology – Part I --... →
This essay is part 1 of a series taken from Brad’s D.Min. dissertation. For those of you interested in how the “missional church” might be shaped, this is a good introduction. I will try to include links to the other parts as they appear.
Missio Christi (“The Mission of Christ”) — sermon from Britt Merrick, church planter (see http://realitycarpinteria.com). This is a good example of how “missional theology” can be preached. This is actually an introductory sermon in what will be a series over the next months.
New Book Alert: Welcoming Justice by John Perkins... →
For those interested in ministries of justice and reconciliation, this is an important new release.
Six Things That Leaders Should ALWAYS Apologize... →
Letter to a soon-to-be-published author -- Andy... →
This isn’t the sort of blog that I usually link here, but both Andy and Adam are friends of mine—both have written VERY good books—and I thought that Andy’s advice to Adam was worth passing on to others of you who might also be publishing at some point.
AND: Pursuing Incarnational & Attractional (Part... →
An explanation and apologetic for Multi-Site – Being One Church in Multiple Locations from Zondervan (via Vimeo)