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Fall 2008: Missions Baggage Check

volume 29, Issue 4

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Missional to the MaxSubscriber Access Only

Three traditional churches change course by putting their money (as well as their buildings and people) where their mission is.
Missional Shift or Drift?

Missional Shift or Drift?

Research shows that pastors' views of the gospel and mission are changing. But should we celebrate or repent?
"Showtime!" No More

"Showtime!" No More

Could our church shift from performance to mission?

Full-Service Facilities

These churches are using their buildings to make an impact way beyond the weekend.

Defining Missional

The word is everywhere, but where did it come from and what does it really mean?
A Cast of Thousands

A Cast of Thousands

The mission of the church is not efficiency, but developing all its people.
Giving Is for Everyone

Giving Is for Everyone

How to teach generosity across the economic spectrum.


Rebranding SinSubscriber Access Only

Our changing views of right and wrong.


Missional MisgivingsSubscriber Access Only

Small, indigenous churches are getting lots of attention, but where's the fruit?

Treasures Old and NewSubscriber Access Only

Holding on to tradition in a world of endless innovation.


A Little Less ConversationSubscriber Access Only

How much should a worship leader talk?

Hit Me With Your Best ShotSubscriber Access Only

Inviting critique can make you a better preacher.

Text AppealSubscriber Access Only

How churches are integrating new communication tools into ministry.

Rediscovering ApologeticsSubscriber Access Only

Even in a postmodern culture, Christians must still be prepared with a logical response.

Nothing Beats Bible ReflectionSubscriber Access Only

Willow Creek's REVEAL study shows the importance of Scripture for growth.

Bedside MannerSubscriber Access Only

Caring for others, and yourself, during hospital visitations.

Bonus Articles

Preacher, Heal Thyself!

Insomnia, pornography, and learning to live the gospel I preach.

Attachment Disorder ChurchesSubscriber Access Only

If your people won't follow, it may be the result of past abandonment.

The Golden Canon

2008 Leadership Book Awards.

Holding out Hope

The secret of enduring and effective ministry.

All Articles

Get Out of JerusalemSubscriber Access Only

What it takes for the gospel to reach the ends of the earth.
Coming and Going

Coming and GoingSubscriber Access Only

Two leaders. One mission. Two very different strategies.

Small Wonders

"Mustard Seed" movements that are reshaping the church.
Reader's Pick
Missional Living in a Fraternity

Missional Living in a Fraternity

What it takes to go with Jesus into unlikely parts of the world.
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