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Becoming a community that demonstrates and shares the gospel of Jesus.

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Serving Immigrants Saved Our Church

Serving Immigrants Saved Our Church

How welcoming in the stranger revived a declining congregation.
Hold a "Gas Buy Down"

Hold a "Gas Buy Down"

Give the gift of cheaper gas.
Host "Midnight Basketball"

Host "Midnight Basketball"

Give kids a safe place to play.
Fix Cars For Single Moms

Fix Cars For Single Moms

Serve your community through basic car maintanence
The Wandering Gospel

The Wandering GospelSubscriber Access Only

A reflection on the universal beauty of the body of Christ.
That Mysterious Gospel

That Mysterious GospelSubscriber Access Only

Studying Acts changed my view of sharing the good news.
The Grassroots Pastor

The Grassroots PastorSubscriber Access Only

Do you need a flock to shepherd souls?
Lou Huesmann: Changing the Scorecard

Lou Huesmann: Changing the Scorecard

How one pastor is learning to steward Christian vocation.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Missional topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

Defining Missional

The word is everywhere, but where did it come from and what does it really mean?
Why THIS?
What it means to be "missional," and why it's so important.
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?
Why THIS?
700 evangelical pastors were asked to assess how their perceptions of the gospel and mission had changed in the last decade. The results show a clear shift in attitudes and beliefs.
Dangers of Missionalism

Dangers of Missionalism

Even the best causes can become cold, prideful, and all-consuming.
Why THIS?
Gordon MacDonald defines missionalism as the belief that the worth of one's life is determined by the achievement of a grand objective, cautioning leaders against being consumed by an otherwise worthy cause.
Missional: Possible

Missional: Possible

Steps to transform a consumer church into a missional church.
Why THIS?
Want your church to be more "missional"? This article reveals what leaders need to do to make it happen.
An Efficient Gospel?

An Efficient Gospel?

The modern world was inclined toward reduction, efficiency, and things you can count.
Why THIS?
Tim Keel identifies what's missing from an oversimplified gospel message, including the reality that salvation starts now.
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Together, Without God

Together, Without God

New atheist communities look a lot like church.
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