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27
Jan
2013
Teaching

Teaching "The Missional Imagination"

Written by Bret Wells

A missional orientation elicits a tangible response from disciples of Jesus. This is not an ivory tower philosophy, it is recognition of a call to be answered with our intellect, our emotions and most certainly our actions. However, it cannot be stressed enough that missional is not simply an adjective to be placed alongside a program, model or pragmatic list of activities.

20
Dec
2012
A Response to the Call for Innovation

A Response to the Call for Innovation

Written by Elaine Heath

The leadership team of the foundation responds to a call for innovation in the institutional church.

13
Dec
2012
What is a House Church?

What is a House Church?

Written by Beth Ann Estock

For me, church in the best sense embraces 3 movements:

Connecting to each other
Connecting to God
Connecting to the larger community

09
Nov
2012
A New Movement!

A New Movement!

Written by Beth Ann Estock

Once we trust enough to leave our baggage behind, Jesus tells us to seek people and places that will welcome us. He says in a nutshell, “Listen to their stories, eat with them, laugh with them, weep with them. Be a healing balm in the midst of their brokenness. And then before you go, tell them that together you witnessed the unfolding of God’s realm right before your very eyes.”

28
Sep
2012
Missional Baggage

Missional Baggage

Written by Bret Wells

A good friend shared his frustration that many who engage in missional church planting seem driven more by being different from the church they grew up in than by a deeper positive conviction.

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