Category Archives: Attractional

Two Approaches to Church Revitalization — Scott Gress

A pretty common challenge among churches has to do with the number of people in the pews on Sunday morning. In the words of a sainted mentor of mine from years ago, “there is more wood than people” meaning there … Continue reading

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Live “Questionable” Lives — Michael Frost at Exponential 2014

In the following presentation Michael Frost addresses the trend of congregations reducing being missional to simple acts of kindness, service, and relationship building in their neighbourhood. Frost counters that, “If we do not ever get an opportunity to announce the name of Jesus and declare … Continue reading

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How Will They Know?

Dr. Robert Newton, the District President of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod wrote the following article in Mission Moments (Sept. 26. 2008): Those of you who either read my little column or have been subjected to one … Continue reading

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Transactional Evangelism: An Engaging Way to Connect with Your Community

David Arrol Macfarlane, Director of National Initiatives for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, defines “Transactional Evangelism” as “where someone receives something beneficial to them and “in exchange” hears the gospel as well.” Macfarlene admits that transactional evangelism conjures … Continue reading

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The Missional Church … Simple

The missional church is focused on equipping God’s people to be Christ’s witnesses in their day-to-day living. Watch:

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Your Congregation: A Mission Post to Your Neighbourhood

A number of posts last week focused on the Lutheran school as a mission post to its community.  Teachers and students are missionaries.  The school itself has a missionary role to the community. What is true of Lutheran schools is … Continue reading

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Get Off Your “Porch” and into Your Community!

I attended a Lutheran Teacher’s Association conference where the keynote presenter’s theme was:  “Ministry from the Front Porch of Lutheran Schools.”  The speaker spoke sentimentality of his experiences as a child (the 1950s and 60s) of sitting on his families’ … Continue reading

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The Mission of the Church in an Age of Zombies (continued)

Paul Alms presents an intriguing perspective of the missional challenges facing the Christian church in North America in his published work, “The Mission of the Church in an Age of Zombies.”  This is the second of a number of excerpts … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Social Media: A ‘How To’ for Pastors and Ministry Leaders

Ed Stetzer has published a very helpful post on how to set up a personal and church account on Twitter and Facebook and how to begin using these social media forums to spread God’s Word.  If you are interested, visit … Continue reading

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July 2 is the Registration Deadline for Reach Out Canada!

Are you still wondering what to do with some of your summer vacation?  Are you passionate about sharing God’s Gospel with people who do not yet believe in Jesus as their Saviour?  If you answered “Yes!” to these two questions … Continue reading

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