What Missional Looks Like →
(started by a UU) The “You Matter” Project is a registered non-profit organization, created to meet the physical needs and provide emotional encouragement to those without homes. We provide compassion without ideological expectation or judgment.
Missional - Not Just for Hipsters
On Facebook, Chris Walton wrote: Can’t shake the thought that a lot of ‘missional’ church is hipsterism—but, more broadly, that a fundamental dilemma of promoting ‘relevant’ religion is that there’s not much of a common culture to appeal to anymore. A relevant church ends up picking some increasingly small subculture to speak to, and it’s hard to see a...
RevMoz-Ministry and Mope Rock: Brontoburgers,... →
revmoz: I’m thinking brontosaurus or diplodocus or some sort of thing right now and wondering: Can a brontosaurus change into a butterfly? Or will it only ever be an enormous, ancient animal? If being a missional church is being a butterfly, how can an old, established congregation (a dinosaur) make such…
“The poor need a friend who will eat and drink with them.” Chester & Timmis
What Missional Looks Like →
When the Rev. Ron Robinson was a little boy, he went by the name Ronnie and he attended this church with his Mama and Daddy and numerous relatives who all lived in a bustling community named Turley. Then people moved away. And this church was effectively abandoned. One of the ruins of the empire. Now Ronnie is all grown up and he has a great vision. To gain this church for the community of...
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. -...
If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice, have recognition for...
The opposite of poverty is not property but the opposite of both poverty and...– http://missionalprogressives.blogspot.com/2011/03/embodying-progressive-missional-faith.html
Neo Sent Me
I gladly accept the honor of participation. May God make me worthy. Welcome, RevMoz. You come highly recommended by two of the Brethren.
chalicechick asked: At the risk of getting specific prematurely, can I put in a plug for working with ex-offenders (some prefer the term "returning citizens")? Folks who are getting out of long-term prison stays exist in every community and they are a seriously underserved population. Most cities/states have an "office of ex-offender affairs" or some such and can put you in touch with an...
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.”...
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Changing the Scorecard quotes from Missional...
“The rise of the missional church is the single biggest development in Christianity since the Reformation.” “Going missional will require that you make three shifts, both in your thinking and in your behavior: From internal to external in terms of ministry focus; from program development to people development in terms of core activity; from church-based to kingdom-based in terms...
Another simple church-like video
What is "missional"?
To borrow from Christian writer, Bill Kinnon, missional is incarnational, positional, and relational. However we understand The Divine Mystery, we know that we are its hands and feet. It is up to us to incarnate the values we want to see in the world. We are to position ourselves out in the world, meeting people where they are — in their neighborhoods, workplaces, bars, etc. We are to...
kinsi asked: I'm also intrigued about a missonal way of doing life. How can I live a missional way of live without having to, well, become a minister? How can I live a missional life while working as a mid level manager in a corporation?