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Simply Missional: Missional Leadership

I grew up in the Churches of Christ. And when I was a teenager, we had these classes for leadership training. Of course, girls had to take something else, but the boys were trained in leadership.  As best I can … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: There Is No Model

As I mentioned in the introduction, there is no model for how to do this — not in the sense that we leaders think of church models. We want a “how to” book with pre-printed literature for classes. Maybe even … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Being People Focused

Stetzer and Geiger write, 5. Both Missional and Simple are people-focused, not program-focused. Instead of utilizing people and resources to keep church programs functioning, missional leaders view their programs and resources as tools for people to encounter the grace of … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Christian Colleges and the Mission of God

Well, I wrote a little something on private Christian schools for K -12, and so I figure I should say something about Christian colleges. By way of background, my wife and I graduated from Lipscomb (Church of Christ affiliated college … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Private Schools and the Third Way

Alan asked a question at an earlier post that helped me think through an issue I’ve been wrestling with: the role of private Christian schools in a missional church. Now, I’m thinking largely of K-12. The Christian colleges have different … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Leadership Priorities and Knowing the Culture

Stetzer and Geiger write, 4. Missional and Simple leaders know the culture. They offer several examples of Paul working within Grecian culture to the teach the gospel. They then note,  Missional leaders fall deeply in love with the city or … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Bubble Creek Canyon, a Heavenly Community

Thanks to Dell Kimberly for pointing this out!

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Simply Missional: Leaving the Building

Stetzer and Geiger now get to their challenging third point:  3. Simple churches offer less at the church building, thus creating opportunities for missional living. Uh, guys, we just dropped $4 million on this building. Are you saying that it … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Discipleship

Stetzer and Geiger write, 2. Living a missional life is a part of a simple discipleship process. Jesus’ famous words, known as the Great Commission, are often quoted yet also misunderstood in many churches. “Go and make disciples of all … Continue reading

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Simply Missional: Being Strategic

Geiger and Stetzer begin with premise: Being missional and being simple require strategic thinking. [Missional] leaders do not expect mission to just happen. They prayerfully seek for the best systems and structures that both facilitate and validate effective missional thrust into their … Continue reading

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