Blog Posts - Missional Church



10 Reasons To Become A Missionary

Here are a few reasons for Khasi-Jaintia believers, young and old to become involved in mission.1. We love God and people. We have read of the Greatest Commandments - it clearly spells out what kind of love we are to have for God and our neighbours,...
by Jesus, Shillong and Ryngksai on Jun 6, 2016

Mistaken Missional Identity – Octopus Arms Church

A mistaken missional identity is a serious and common hang-up affecting churches who are wrestling with what it means to be missional. In a right spirit of trying, often we’ve simply tweaked... More online at www.jeffmclain.com...
by Jeff McLain on Nov 18, 2015

Mistaken Missional Identity – Boomerang Church

A mistaken missional identity is a serious and common hang-up affecting churches who are wrestling with what it means to be missional. In a right spirit of trying, often we’ve simply tweaked... More online at www.jeffmclain.com...
by Jeff McLain on Nov 17, 2015

Missional Implications from the tale of John Henry.

One of my favorite American folklore stories is the traditional tale of the mighty hammer swinging John Henry. The story of John Henry has become more legend than factual memoir, but the importance... More online at www.jeffmclain.com...
by Jeff McLain on Apr 8, 2015

Creating Healthy Cultures of Mission in Community

Yesterday, Katie McLain had to get to the doctor for one of her regular checkup’s within regards to her pregnancy. At the same time I needed to get to East Petersburg Mennonite Church for a meeting.... More online at www.jeffmclain.com...
by Jeff McLain on Apr 7, 2015

The Black Swan Effect, edited by Felicty Dale – Available Now

While for some churches, fully appreciating women in ministry has been in place for a while, there are a number of churches thoughtful working through the issue today. In fact, I just got an email from a friend whose mega-church … Continue read...
by Dream Awakener on Apr 5, 2014

The New Parish by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens & Dwight Friesen – Available for Pre-order Now!

Last month I finished reading The New Parish by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen. I appreciate this book immensely because it takes the missional conversation a step further by developing a strong theology of place. More than that, …...
by Dream Awakener on Mar 26, 2014

Following Jesus

Following Jesus is the greatest joy in life.Discipleship is all about following Jesus. Disciplemaking is all about helping others to follow Jesus -- and helping others to help others to follow Jesus. Discipleship and Disciplemaking go hand...
by The Missional Challenge on Feb 8, 2014

Free Excerpt of The Missional Journey

Last year I had the privilege of writing The Missional Journey with Bob Logan. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I'd like to invite you to download a free excerpt today!This book focuses on how to implement missional principles — from eng...
by The Missional Challenge on Jan 21, 2014

Missional Challenge Quiz - Try it!

I put together this quiz for students at Adelphia Bible School at the end of a class I taught on the mission of the Church. If you've been reading our Missional Challenge blog, you will probably ace this. Give it a try!1. Finish the Quote: “It is n...
by The Missional Challenge on Jan 19, 2014

A Call for Worship Leaders in the DC Area

Are you a worship leader?  Then is here is possible opportunity for you. Oakdale Church, in the Washington DC area, is seeking to hire three talented and experienced worship leaders to help plan, produce, coordinate, and lead worship across three &#...
by Dream Awakener on Dec 2, 2013

The Person of Peace and Their “Oikos”

When it comes to sharing our faith in wisdom, it is vital to understand a couple of concepts, the person of peace and their “oikos“.  I’ve known and used the person of peace approach to evangelism for some time now. … Continue reading &#...
by Dream Awakener on Oct 28, 2013

Praying with N.T. Wright

    Maker of Heaven and Earth, set up your Kingdom in our midst. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us sinners. Holy Spirit, Breath of the Living God, renew us and all the world.The post Praying with N.T. Wright appeare...
by Dream Awakener on Sep 1, 2013

Creating a Missional Culture – A Year Later

It was about a year ago that IVP released Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World.  Upon the anniversary of its release, I thought I would give some reflections on what has happened this … Continue reading...
by Dream Awakener on Aug 20, 2013

Praying with Those in the Inner City Slums

Pastor Judly Adams a pastor who lives in the inner city of Kingston, Jamaica has allow the Psalmist to teach him how to pray.  Kingston is a very poor city where many are untrained, unskilled and therefore unemployable. Many people … Continue...
by Dream Awakener on Aug 18, 2013

Unveiling our New Logo

Some of you know that this year I started working at the National Director for Church Planting with V3, which you can learn a little more about here.  I’m excited about a number of things we have going on, including … Continue reading &#...
by Dream Awakener on Aug 9, 2013

A Video Introduction to the Five-fold: The Teacher

Here is a brief description of the teacher, or what I like to call light giver. JR Woodward’s Five Equippers: Teacher from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo. Learn more about the teacher here.  For a more thorough description, check out my … C...
by Dream Awakener on Apr 5, 2013

A Video Introduction to the Five-fold: The Evangelist

Here is a brief description of the evangelist, or what I like to call story teller. JR Woodward’s Five Equippers: Evangelist from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo. Learn more about the evangelist here. For a more thorough description, check out my &...
by Dream Awakener on Mar 29, 2013

The Cost of Community – Making Discipleship Like Jesus

There are some books worth mentioning on a regular basis.  Jamie Arpin-Ricci’s The Cost of Community is one of those books.  The reason it is an important read today is in the midst of a lot of books being published … Continue reading &...
by Dream Awakener on Mar 27, 2013

The Art of Parish Renewal – Inhabit Conference 2013, Seattle WA

I’m totally stoked to participate in this years Inhabit Conference, which is taking place in Seattle, Washington on April 19th & 20th.  Inhabit is about practice, presence and place.  It’s about the transformation of the places we l...
by Dream Awakener on Mar 26, 2013


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