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1 Encouraging Missional Churches Introductions Introductions Name, Presbytery, familiar with “missional church?”Name, Presbytery, familiar with “missional church?” “Missional Church” briefly defined “Missional Church” briefly defined Review the background of “missional church” Review the background of “missional church” Missional Church stories from presbyteries Missional Church stories from presbyteries Initiatives for your presbytery and church Initiatives for your presbytery and church

2 Missional Church Missio Dei – it is God’s mission Missio Dei – it is God’s mission God is a missionary God God is a missionary God The Bible is a missionary document The Bible is a missionary document God’s people are a sent (missio) people God’s people are a sent (missio) people The local church is not a chapel The local church is not a chapel The local church is not a dispenser of religious goods and services The local church is not a dispenser of religious goods and services The local church lives in a time of disestablishment (post-Christendom) The local church lives in a time of disestablishment (post-Christendom)

3 Everyone wants to be missional Where did it all begin? Where did it all begin? With Jesus!!With Jesus!! International Missionary CouncilInternational Missionary Council Willingen, Germany, 1952 Willingen, Germany, 1952 Lesslie NewbiginLesslie Newbigin

4 Lesslie Newbigin

5 Everyone wants to be missional Where did it all begin? Where did it all begin? With Jesus!!With Jesus!! International Missionary CouncilInternational Missionary Council Willingen, Germany, 1952 Willingen, Germany, 1952 Lesslie NewbiginLesslie Newbigin David BoschDavid Bosch

6 David Bosch

7 Everyone wants to be missional Where did it all begin? Where did it all begin? With Jesus!!With Jesus!! International Missionary CouncilInternational Missionary Council Willingen, Germany, 1952 Willingen, Germany, 1952 Lesslie NewbiginLesslie Newbigin David BoschDavid Bosch Gospel and Our Culture NetworkGospel and Our Culture Network

8 Missional Church in North America Darrell Guder

9 Missional Church in North America The Gospel and Our Culture Network George Hunsberger

10 Missional Church stories from the presbyteries Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005)

11 Missional Church stories from the presbyteries Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Stan Ott – Acts 16:5 Initiative Stan Ott – Acts 16:5 Initiative called by Godcalled by God formed by the Spiritformed by the Spirit sent by Christ into the world to join the risen Christ in what Christ is already doingsent by Christ into the world to join the risen Christ in what Christ is already doing

12 Missional Church stories from the presbyteries Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Stan Ott – Acts 16:5 Initiative Stan Ott – Acts 16:5 Initiative Church Innovations Church Innovations Partnership for the Missional ChurchPartnership for the Missional Church

13 Church Innovations Partnership for the Missional Church

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15 Partnership for the Missional Church Dwelling in the Word Dwelling in the Word Spiritual Disciplines Spiritual Disciplines Careful listening and learning Careful listening and learning About your churchAbout your church About your communityAbout your community Trying some missional experiments Trying some missional experiments Reflecting on your experience Reflecting on your experience Learning with other churches Learning with other churches

16 Partnership for the Missional Church Preparation, finding leaders

17 Missional Church stories from the presbyteries Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Missional Presbyteries (2000 – 2005) Stan Ott – Acts 16:5 Initiative Stan Ott – Acts 16:5 Initiative Church Innovations Church Innovations Partnership for the Missional ChurchPartnership for the Missional Church Other resources: Other resources: Center for Parish Development for Parish Development Allelon Presbyterian Global Fellowship Global Fellowship othersothers

18 What can you do? Find partners Find partners


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