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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

missional life in the small(er) church [repost]


Some key posts gathered into one list.

  • Wednesday Night Experiment (series) - initial description and follow-up reports of our experiment of pushing the Wednesday night church meeting outside the walls into the neighborhood.  Some exciting results!!  Continue reading about year two HERE.
  • Missional Identity in the Small Church (series) - this series chronicles the visioning, communication, implementation, etc... of a missional identity at Good Shepherd.  This material was compiled for a workshop I taught, but comes from an officer retreat in 2006.  The initial link has links to the successive posts.
  • Each One Bring One - our September 2012 outreach emphasis with a home-grown video from our drama and children's ministry
  • VBS on the Road - the story of taking our Vacation Bible School outside the walls
  • Searchlight-in-Training - a missional look at parenting my young daughter
  • More than Cookies - narrative of two memorable days in ministry that highlight our growing missional mindset along with the mess and the glory of being a lighthouse and searchlight church
  • Truth and Error (series) - study of truth and error in the local church from 2 Timothy 2
  • Frost Defines Missional (part 1, part 2, part 3) - blogged through Michael Frost's presentation on missional church at the 2007 Presbyterian Global Fellowship conference
  • The Talent Challenge - a real-life missional "parable of the Talents" exercise; two follow-up reports below
    • Mission Benefit Concert - a $20 talent turned into a fabulous fund-raising concert for our missionaries in Spain; raised $1800!
    • Family business in Nicaragua - a $20 talent sent to our missionaries in Nicaragua purchased equipment for start-up sewing classes

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