Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Missional - Words Matter

I read this article the other day from HolySoup

And the point was simple

"your Christian speak has certain meanings"

Some of it means something to you - and something different to others

I have been floating around the missional movement long enough to have seen a change

Missional meant an active, in-community focus

Now it seems to mean - whatever a church does that isnt in its building

Missional is not a church program - its a lifestyle
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Missional Goal

What's the goal of living a missional life???

Here's my definition

Practically living out God's mission in the world today.

We are His Hands and Feet..............
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Monday, May 02, 2011

The time has come: Becoming Missional - coming back

The decision is made.......

Becoming Missional shall once again be live and well.

And I have begun my book.........

Watch for more details soon!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Would Your Church Do - a Missional Question

A grant of $1 Million dollars has been given to your church. Stipulations on the grant allow you to do only 2 things.

1. Spend the money on a new church building.



2. Hire 3 couples at a cost of $52,500.00 per year to come into your community and minister. With compounded interest you would have these ministry couples in place for at least 7 years.


Which choice would your church make? why?

What is the missional choice?
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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Which Church is a "church" - Missional Question?

I had a discussion with a friend recently about a church "plant" they are involved with that doesnt meet a particular denominations idea of a church plant.

1. Their church plant is a melting pot each week of: broken families, drunks, high teenagers, single moms, disabled vets and homeless and hungry. Each week they have no idea who will show up to the Bible study, but each week they get a chance to minister to those in need.

2. Then theres another church plant: each Sunday they have 65 people, half dozen families, some singles and some seniors. These members are stable and have been believers for years. Each week they come, give their tithes and offerings, praise a little, pray a little, listen to the sermon and leave.

Guess which church gets the denominations financing and support........................





church number 2!

Why is that?

What has happened to the church when doing ministry isn't considered doing ministry?
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Monday, March 01, 2010

Missional - What it means to me

Having been blogging about missional things for years now - Ive had alot of time to consider what missional means.

Here's my definition:

To be Missional is to live out your belief,
in your community - where you live and with who you live,
using all your gifting - freely and enthusiastically,
confessing your imperfection and realizing all are imperfect,
being Christ's hands,
seeing the needs as God sees them and responding accordingly,
living moment by moment in communion with God,
sharing my blessings with others,
helping others to see Jesus and ABBA,
growing daily in grace and knowledge of them.
Being who I was created to be.


Now I know thats not what many would say is a "good" definition. But this is what its become to me.

Missional is my way of life. I dont take it off and put it on. It "is" me. It's not my church. Although a church can be missional. It's people walking out a lifestyle. Missional is a choice I make.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Being Missional is Personal

In the time that has occurred since I last posted it seems there's been a lot of arguing going on.

Big church vs small church
IC vs missional/emerging
Jesus vs Paul
traditional theology vs missional theology

I'm really confused by all of this. It seems that when I started on the missional path, the folks I met were content to travel their own personal missional road. Now some of them have a voice and they want to argue and fight about who's right.

To me the idea of a missional journey is personal and it sucks in those closest to me. I care only about what those I'm responsible for think and what God thinks. I'm not looking to be right - just faithful.

Conversation is great. Exchanging ideas is wonderful. But using the very breath Im given to argue about about who is "right" and who is "wrong" is heart breaking to me.

My walk is my walk. I'm thankful to everyone who finds it valuable to read my thoughts and I look forward to many conversations concerning God's Missional plan for you, me and His bride.


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ok time for the Becoming Missional relaunch

The site has been updated.

It's time to get back to the business of sparking discussion!

check back - sign up and let's see where the Spirit leads.
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Becoming Missional Updates

Updating the site has begun!

Soon the missional conversation will begin again!



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Monday, December 07, 2009

So to Return

I will be back posting soon.

Man I have missed this place!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Missional - wow

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