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Four Tragic Shifts In The Visible Church 180-400 A. D.

February 23, 2010

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Four Tragic Shifts 1. The church portrayed in the New Testament was a dynamic organism, a living body with many parts. The church from around 180 A.D. onwards became an increasingly hardened institution with a fixed and complex hierarchy. 2. The early church was marked by; the manifestation of a polyform ministry by which edification […]

ways into small missional communities

February 6, 2010

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ian adams is blogging a series on small missional communities. so far… starting out in company what’s the big idea beginning to live a simple pattern finding the spirit of the community being shaped by our setting small is good eating drinking together finding a name

A Primer on Today’s Missional Church

January 16, 2010

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Five Marks of Mission and Five Marks of a Mission-Shaped Church – Notes from the famous Anglican Church statement about The Mission-Shaped Church Twelve Hallmarks of a Missional Church and Three Overarching Principles – A short summary from The Gospel and Our Culture Network plus a short summary from Michael Frost and Alan Hirsh’s award […]

8 Things You Should Notice At a Missional Sunday Gathering

January 16, 2010

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8 Things You Should Notice At a Missional Sunday Gathering 1.) There is no single dominating leader/pastor: You won’t be able to tell who the senior pastor is. There will be leaders, but no one leader will dominate this gathering. There probably will not be one dominant preacher. Leadership will be diffused. This pushes leadership […]