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Jul 28, 2014
Missiology

Why Defining Missional Matters

What you think of when you hear the word "missional" matters to how you seek to be missional yourself.
Why Defining Missional Matters

A few months ago, progressive mission-thinker Steve Knight critiqued a post I wrote here on The Exchange.

I like Steve. He's smart and engaging. And, I like the name of his blog, Missional Shift (particularly since David Hesselgrave and I edited a book called MissionShift). ...

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Jul 21, 2014
Missiology

Strategic Evangelism: The Power of an Invitation

Our God pursues the lost and so should we.
Strategic Evangelism: The Power of an Invitation
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The church is to be on mission with God. The God of the Bible is a missionary God who graciously pursues people.

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The church exists to proclaim the gospel and demonstrate the kingdom of God in a lost and dying world. In being faithful to her calling, the church should ...

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Jul 14, 2014
Missiology

Strategic Evangelism: Helpful Outreach Tools

In order to do the work of evangelism effectively, the church could use some tools.
Strategic Evangelism: Helpful Outreach Tools

Churches desire to make disciples and they want people to be actively sharing their faith and interacting with unchurched people. That's a good thing.

Many believers would like to be bold about witnessing for Christ, but there is often a disconnect between aspiration ...

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Jul 7, 2014
Missiology

Strategic Evangelism: 3 Effective Outreach Opportunities

What are some of the best times to share the gospel?
Strategic Evangelism: 3 Effective Outreach Opportunities
MoShotz / flickr

Evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. There is no such thing as the "gift of evangelism," rather, all Christians have the obligation to share the gospel. It is, and should be, on the heart of every believer to look for opportunities to share. That's ...

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May 27, 2014
Evangelism

How Denominations can Create National Evangelism Strategies

Church planting and other ministry initiatives are on the rise, but evangelism is suffering.
How Denominations can Create National Evangelism Strategies
Justin Swan / flickr

I am concerned.

We live in a time when church planting continues to capture more of our attention, mission volunteerism continues to be on the rise, and yet evangelism seems to be on the decline. Now, I think I have the background and practice to say that church planting ...

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May 26, 2014
Research

Discipleship in Canada: Sharing Faith and Making Relationships at Church

What is the state of discipleship in Canada, specifically as it relates to sharing faith and befriending other churchgoers?
Discipleship in Canada: Sharing Faith and Making Relationships at Church

I'm up in Calgary this week, and will actually return to Canada several times in the next year, to talk about our Transformational Discipleship study of Canadians. Through extensive testing (the largest research project of its kind ever done), the LifeWay Research team ...

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May 12, 2014
Evangelism

The State of Evangelism

Are Millennials evangelizing more or less than previous generations? What is the future of evangelism?
The State of Evangelism
charlotte90t / flickr

We are in a time when it appears evangelism is on the decline. In my most recent episode of The Exchange I hosted Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. We discussed the decline in evangelism and how to address it.

I've talked about this on many occasions because it is a ...

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May 5, 2014
Missiology

Moving Toward Church Multiplication Movements: What Can Seminaries Do?

Seminaries can equip students with a passion for church planting and the Great Commission.
Moving Toward Church Multiplication Movements: What Can Seminaries Do?
Eric James Sarmiento / flickr

I've been focusing on how denominations might facilitate church planting—being a part of what might be (or become) a Church Multiplication Movement.

A denomination must hold to the value of multiplying churches for a multiplication movement to occur in-- rather ...

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Apr 28, 2014
Missiology

Moving Toward Church Multiplication Movements: How Multiplication Can Be Enhanced through Denominational Backing

Denominational involvement is one of the key parts of a church multiplication movement.
Moving Toward Church Multiplication Movements: How Multiplication Can Be Enhanced through Denominational Backing
Courtesy of the SBC

While rethinking involvement with denominations has become popular, abandoning them all together would be unwise. Most church planting done in West is done by denominations, not individual churches, individual Christians, or even emerging church planting networks. The same ...

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Apr 21, 2014
Missiology

Moving Toward Multiplication Movements: Celebration Influences Destination

Churches become what they celebrate, so churches must examine both what they celebrate and what they want to become.
Moving Toward Multiplication Movements: Celebration Influences Destination
Nicole Hanusek / flickr

What you celebrate, you become.

If a denomination or church network celebrates missions and church planting at their meetings, members are going focus on and persuade others of their value. If they focus on everything else—organization, constant conflict, or theological ...

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Apr 14, 2014
Missiology

Moving toward Church Multiplication Movements: 3 Reasons You Need Success Stories

Sharing success stories in the second aspect of a church multiplication movement.
Moving toward Church Multiplication Movements: 3 Reasons You Need Success Stories
Courtesy of BabyBlue Anglican

Everyone loves stories. Stories strike a chord in the heart. They inspire the mind to see and dream. They can even draw others toward action. In order to be successful, a church multiplication movement needs stories that can do all three of those things.

Without action, ...

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Apr 3, 2014
Church Planting

Who Should Fund a Church Plant?

Church planting is vital to the growth of the global church, but who's stuck with the bill?
Who Should Fund a Church Plant?
TheTruthAbout / flickr

When it comes to paying for the new church plant, who should be the one paying the bill?

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While planting a church may originate simply with a vision placed in the heart of a would-be pastor, the logistics of starting a new church require thought and planning if you are ...

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Mar 31, 2014
Missiology

Moving to Missional Part II: Why Structure is Essential

Having a simple structure in your church can aid the development of a missional culture.
Moving to Missional Part II: Why Structure is Essential
Patrick M / flickr

Previously, we talked about the three steps needed to develop a missional culture. But that is not all you need. Culture can be a motivating factor, but if the structure you have in place doesn't affirm and encourage your culture, you may be stuck trying to restart the ...

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Mar 27, 2014

Is Your Worship Music Driven by Complaints or Mission in Context?

The motivation behind having different worship services is key.
Is Your Worship Music Driven by Complaints or Mission in Context?
First Hattiesburg / flickr

Having multiple services with different musical expressions has become the accepted norm for many churches. Signs and websites routinely advertise "contemporary, traditional and blended services." Lask week, at the Momentum Conference in Ohio, I mixed it up a bit ...

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