Category Archives: Church Planting

Reinventing the Church? Really? — Rev. Michael Ruhl

Michael Ruhl of Center for Unites States Missions writes in the most recent edition of Mission Moments, Many of you saw it.  It was nothing less than a first-hand experience of history in the making.  There was Pope Francis – … Continue reading

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You Find It … Hyperlinked … Embedded … What is the Tendency of Your Congregation?

I have been blogging for a few years. As I compose articles I find there are times when, either for the press of time or simply out of sheer laziness, I simply mention a resource and hope the reader will … Continue reading

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A Progeny of a Theological and Missiological Union: House Churches (Part 3)

The birthing of house churches was a natural development of the early church’s theology and missionary methodology. The “seed” of theology and the “seed” of missiology united to produce the house church. These house churches, usually consisting of about forty … Continue reading

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A Progeny of A Theological and Missiological Union: House Churches (Part 1)

“If you asked, “Where is the church?” in any important city of the ancient world where Christianity had penetrated in the first century, you would have been directed to a group of worshipping people gathered in a house church. There … Continue reading

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5 Trends To Watch In The Missional Community Conversation

Logan Gentry writes, As I consider the current missional community conversation, there are 5 major tends to watch conversation over the course of this year. These trends are not necessarily changes to the missional community and church conversation, they are … Continue reading

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Avoiding Mission Deflation — Rev. Michael Ruhl

The February 1, 2015 edition of Mission Moments addresses the issue that acts of mercy and service can often trump the greater good of sharing the Good News. Rev. Michael Ruhl of the Center for US Missions writes, One continues to marvel … Continue reading

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The Top Three Missional Community Misconceptions

Brad Watson identifies and addresses three common misconceptions about missional communities in his article published on Verge.  The three misconceptions he addresses are: 1. You can’t study the Bible in a missional community.  Watson writes, “Any community that is taking … Continue reading

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BiVocational Workers Make Great Church Planters

Yesterday’s post on “Go!” featured the first part of Rev. Dr. Peter Meier’s article on the bivocational nature of a Christian’s life. In Part 2 (Mission Moments, Jan. 15, 2015), Meier addresses the trend towards calling a bivocational worker to … Continue reading

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Two Lies that Keep Families From Being Missional — John Murchison

Verge Network published an article that addresses one of the issues experienced by missional communities: children involvement.  The following is a portion of the article: When talking with parents of young children about the idea of being in a Missional Community, … Continue reading

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Which Multiplication Model Should You Use for Starting New Churches?

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of the Center for US Missions, has an interesting that highlights the myriad of ways that communities of faith can be born and be missional in nature.  He rightly points out that the … Continue reading

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