State of the Missional Movement | Part 4

    In this 5-on-5 series, we’ve asked 5 missional thinkers and practitioners 5 questions about the state of the Missional movement. Part 4 is today, and here is the question we posed: What’s one thing you think you’ve been wrong about or missed as it relates to ‘Missional’? Part 4: Something you’ve been wrong […]

State of the Missional Movement | Part 3

    In this 5-on-5 series, we’ve asked 5 missional thinkers and practitioners 5 questions about the state of the Missional movement. Part 3 is today, and here is the question we posed: How are things unfolding in the Western Church differently than you anticipated? Part 3: Things unfolding differently than anticipated: Alan Hirsch, 100M: Actually I […]

State of the Missional Movement | Part 2

In this 5-on-5 series, we’ve asked 5 missional thinkers and practitioners 5 questions about the state of the Missional movement. Part 2 is today, and here is the question we posed: You’ve been a key voice in this conversation and, I’d argue, really important to the shaping of the future of the Western Church. If you […]

State of the Missional Movement | Part 1

    In this 5-on-5 series, we’ve asked 5 missional thinkers and practitioners 5 questions about the state of the Missional movement. Part 1 is today, and here is the question we posed: I guess you can debate the real “start” of the Missional movement in the Western Church. But let’s say it started roughly […]

The Alexander Syndrome: Why 60 is the new 30

by Doug Paul A few years ago, I wrote a short article called “The Alexander Syndrome” that’s been coming back to my mind a lot lately. In fact…I’m not sure I’ve ever been more convinced about an argument than I am about this one. This was the basic premise: At the age of 30, Alexander the […]

5 Reasons Why Disciples Might Need Ministry Tools More than Sermons

by Will Mancini The discipleship results of your ministry are not defined by content of your preaching alone.  One significant factor that impacts disciple-making is tool-making.  Unfortunately, you might not recall any seminary classes or conference breakouts on making ministry tools. Why not? The simplest explanation is that we rely too much on teaching. As a […]

The different ways Missional Communities plant and develop

by Rich Robinson Missional communities come in all shapes and sizes. And this goes for Missional Community leaders too! Over the years and in many contexts, my observation is that there are four main, but different, ways Missional Communities have developed. 1) ‘Plant’ A core team of Christians (around 3 – 8 pioneering leaders) with […]

A quick, educational history on Discipleship

by Jessie Cruickshank Thankfully, there is new wave of impetus on discipleship in the church. Because of that new recovered interest in the subject, many rush to publish books on the best methods and curricula. While these are helpful and a great place to start, it is very important to think about the historical background […]

The Vulnerability of the Western Church

By Neil Cole Imagine you are a character in an original series Star Trek episode on some strange magical planet and you are captured for the entertainment of the gods who inhabit the planet. You will fight like a gladiator against a wild beast. You may choose your weapon: a machine gun or a bazooka. […]

A Parable from the Past: Preparing for What’s to Come

By Neil Cole I’m often asked if I feel that our organic church movement has accomplished all that I had hoped. The answer is no. We are not the movement that I hoped for… yet. But that is partly because I have always felt that what we were doing was preparing the church for what is […]