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14
Mar
2013
Reflection on a Visit to a Missional Micro Community

Reflection on a Visit to a Missional Micro Community

I think the key to New Day, to Missional Communities and Micro Churches broadly considered, lies in Jesus’ statements about the kingdom of God. It is already here, maybe only within us, but then by grace among us. It is about mustard seeds growing under the noses of the establishment. It is not about going toe to toe with empires, secular or religious, any more than Jesus did with his contemporaries. This may be the reason that “the church” must continue to do attractional evangelism, undergirding as much as possible the establishment. All the while, the very same people are doing missional evangelism, out scattering seeds on the wind, letting them land where they may, trusting that some of them will find their way to good soil in which God will produce good fruit (Mark 4). In the process of grafting in, of filling new wineskins, the old vine, the old wine skins are redeemed – all are redeemed together.

11
Mar
2013

"Uduhenzagire"

When a community comes together to share music, the language barriers fall away.

20
Feb
2013
Growing Community in the Garden . . . and beyond.

Growing Community in the Garden . . . and beyond.

Young farmers, a community garden and a New Day community form a partnership to provide fresh, healthy produce for all.

14
Feb
2013
Reflections from a Guest

Reflections from a Guest

In the context of the New Day community, there was not an “each one, reach one” strategy to obtain new members of the community. The participants simply lived out their faith in genuine ways. Evangelism was an orientation of their heart, as well as the lifestyle that emerges as a result. Worshiping unashamedly to the point where neighbors had to ask us to quiet down is something that people notice, and something to which people are drawn.

21
Dec
2012
Breaking News

Breaking News

Written by Wes Magruder

A New Day gathering explores the Christmas story from the point of view of those who were there.

13
Nov
2012
A Thin Place

A Thin Place

Written by Bret Wells

It is easy to become one who has seen but does not see. It is easy, but it is not mandatory. We do not have to become those who do not see. But be warned, to see - to truly see - is to be called into action. The missional imagination is not content with asylum, it leads us ever deeper into the search for the reality that we can see when we look beyond what we’ve seen. It faithfully, courageously, single-mindedly pursues the kingdom of God which turns all other kingdoms on their heads.

01
Nov
2012
The Kingdom of God Needs Better Marketing

The Kingdom of God Needs Better Marketing

Written by Wes Magruder

I don’t worry anymore about where someone will spend eternity, I worry about where they are living in the present.

08
Oct
2012
Getting the Band Back Together

Getting the Band Back Together

Written by Wes Magruder

Does any significant spiritual growth happen in gatherings larger than just a handful of people?

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