Category: Missional Church

This Week’s Links

Tuesday means its time again for an offering of some of the things I have been reading and thinking about from the past week.  This week’s categories are, in alphabetical order:  Church and Ministry Things; Leadership and Leadership Thought; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; and Vocation. I entrust these to you now in the hope that you

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All Are Welcome, Sought, and Implications of Accompaniment for the Congregation

It’s been a couple weeks since the last post in this series. Now its time to return and continue the conversation.  As I asked, how is a congregation to really be an “all are welcome,” and “all are sought place?” How is a congregation to help its people grow in their ability and willingness to embody

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This Week’s Links

It is Tuesday again.  That means its time to provide some links to things I have come across and been reading or thinking about this week.  As always, I offer these to you for your enjoyment, thought, and reflection.  This week’s categories are:  Church Stuff; Cross Sector Collaboration and Thought; Leadership; Neighbor Love; and Worship.

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Accompaniment

As I mentioned in my previous post, “All are sought,” which built off of the concept of “all are welcome,” I want to expand on an idea of accompaniment, something the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seems to be moving towards embracing more and more. Accompaniment in this sense means meeting people where they are

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This Week’s Links

Happy October!  For those of you in the United States, however, it might not be so happy as the government has shut down as of midnight.  As you might guess there will be some leadership and theological reflections offered as links in the following.  As always, Tuesday brings a host of links which I offer

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“All are Sought”

What might it mean that all are sought?   We pick up the conversation from last week where we discussed the idea of “all are welcome.”  If the church, and its congregations are going to actively claim that “all are welcome,” I believe it needs to take seriously the conception that “all are sought.”  So

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