What Does it Mean to Be Missional?

March 22, 2007

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       The term missional is an adjective that describes the fact that a church totally aligns itself with the missio Dei ( the mission of God).  Christ Jesus prayed to the Father, “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world,” (John 17.18).  This truth reveals that the church […]

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Why Be Missional?

March 13, 2007

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            Various studies reveal that America is increasingly becoming an unchurched mission field.  The percentage of people who identified themselves as Christians has dropped 9 percent from 1990 to 2001.[1]  Furthermore, George Barna has reported that, “Since 1991, the adult population in the  United States has grown by 15%.  During that same period, the number […]

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A Missional Church

March 8, 2007

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My desire is to transform our church to become a fellowship of disciples that has fully embraced the mission given to us by our Lord to reach our community with his gospel.  The Bible record is consistent and clear in its recording of the fact that Christ Jesus taught his followers that they also were […]

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The Nature of the Church: The Body

March 3, 2007

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The Body of Christ             God the Father sent the Son, (John 8.42).  God the Father and the Son sent the Spirit, (Luke 11.13; John 14.26, 16.7-8).  God the Father, the Son and the Spirit sent and are continually sending the Church on mission into the world, (Matthew 28.18-20; John 20.21; Acts 1.8).  The church has […]

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The Nature of the Church: The Ekklesia

February 28, 2007

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         There are many Christians who have erroneously come to understand that most of Christianity can be summed up by what happens inside of a building that has come to be known as “the church.”  Christians in America have come to see “going to church” or their ministry “in a church” as the biggest part […]

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The Four Missional Mandates!

February 20, 2007

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Four Missional Mandates   The gospel-mission of Christ’s people was clearly made known as seen in some of the final words of our Lord.  Before the Lord Jesus ascended to be with the Father, He gave clear and consistent direction to His followers that they were to continue His mission of redemption by proclaiming the […]

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The Mission of the Church

February 16, 2007

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            There is much talk about the mission of the church and why it exists.  There are probably few pastors that could not name Rick Warren’s 5 purposes of the church.[1]  Churches and its leaders struggle to hammer out mission, vision, and purpose statements.  In all of the effort and desire to formulate nice, neat […]

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