I spoke on missional themes this past week at the "East Coast Pastor's Conference," sponsored by Presbyterians for Renewal.
My first plenary talk was a study of John 17:15-21, adapted and expanded from the sermon on Jesus' prayer for us to go "Where they Are" (audio and text HERE).
My second plenary talk was a look "under the hood" of how we have been moving toward a missional identity at Good Shepherd. I am adapting and expanding on my presentation last February for a Presbyterian Global Fellowship seminar in Atlanta. I summarized that presentation in a series of blog posts which are worth re-linking below (if you want to go through them sequentially, there is a link to the next one at the end of each post).
- i - defining missional
- ii - communicating missional
- iii - envisioning missional
- iv - evaluating missional
- v - inviting missional
- vi - repeating, reviewing, reminding, repeating mi...
- vii - reflections on missional
I invite feedback, thoughts, and interaction!