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Post: Did You Miss Something? (Plus a Giveaway)

  We’re here. The new year—2017. What is one thing you hope to look back at this time next year and say, “Look at what God did!”? Answer this question in the comment section for the chance to win one of…


Post: 2 Elements of a Missional Movement

  (Post two in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read part three here.) It’s going to take both missional church plus missional disciples to make a missional movement. Let’s start this journey to what we call “missionality” with a big…


Post: Powerful Potential

  (Welcome to the first in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read part two here.) The current Christian church needs to reconnect, not with a trendy new movement, but with the power of the original one. One of my…


Post: Discipleship = An Invitation to Relationship

  (Post nine in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read post ten here.) Stop being overly “spiritual,” using insider, religious language, to talk about God—it mostly alienates people. The reality is, to become a missional Christian, we begin by simply…


Post: Learning the Art Of Small

  (Post four in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read post five here.) Every Christian is a missionary, and we are called to live out our commitment to Jesus’ lordship in every sphere and domain of life. The first movement…


Post: Living the Message

  (Post three in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read post four here.) You are the church before you do church. If we take Jesus at his word when he says, “As the Father has sent me, I am…


Post: Listen to the Culture’s Stories

  (Post six in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read post seven here.) Don’t presume you really know what’s going on. A few years ago I ran and organized a conference called St. Paul Goes to the Movies. The idea…


Post: Our Neighborhoods Have Changed

  (Post five in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read part six here.) Whether we like it or not, we live in a world that is culturally fragmented and fragmenting.  We are called to be a missional (move-out) people, and…


Post: Undercover Subversives

  (Post ten in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read part eleven here.) The kingdom works covertly to undermine the way things are now and to initiate God’s rule in its place. Contrary to a narrow fundamentalist understanding of…


Post: Joining God in His Mission

  (Post seven in an eleven-part series from Alan Hirsch. Read post eight here.) It is false to say that only Christians can experience God.  One of the most basic assumptions of the incarnational missionary is to assume God is already…


Post: Don’t Be A Lone Ranger

  (Enjoy this final post in Alan Hirsch’s eleven-part series.) When the church gets its act together, it is the most potent force for the transformation of the world. One of the most profound ways to embody countercultural dissents against the…