This ecumenical website connects missional faith communities with volunteers and resources to nurture service that transforms lives and communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Mission from the Gospels
Mission from the Gospels is a five-session Bible study that helps your small group to put on missional glasses and encounter the historic Gospels and Acts in a new way, hearing God’s invitation to follow Jesus into mission in your neighboring communities.
Learning Mission, Living Mission: Churches that Work
This facilitator guide was created to lead a congregation through a Missional Church Learning Experience. It includes instructions with annotated schedules and handouts for each session.
WORKBOOK—ASSESSING THE MISSION AND PURPOSE OF OUR CHURCH (pdf)
Ever feel that what goes on inside your church is disconnected from what’s happening in the neighborhood around the church? Missional churches recognize that their church is located on a constantly changing mission field where God is actively involved. This workbook will help your church assess your community’s culture, needs and potential; with practical tools to build bridges into the life of your neighbors and community.
SIX CHARACTERISTICS OF A MISSIONAL CHURCH (pdf)
Just like people have DNA that determines what qualities they develop, churches have DNA values that determine their ministry. This article takes an introductory look at 6 DNA qualities that many Missional Churches share, that seem to indicate a pattern for their future. As you read this article, keep asking yourself the question, “How is our church demonstrating this quality?”
DEFINITION OF A MISSIONAL CHURCH (pdf)
Sometimes it helps to start with a simple definition to learn something new. This article takes a brief look at the origin of the term, Missional Church, and invites you to examine one definition a little more closely to see how Missional Church might work in your church ministry.
WHAT IS A MENTAL MODEL? (pdf)
We all create patterns of thinking about any subject that help us make sense of our world. These mental “pictures” of how things ought to be form our “mental models” that determine our behavior. Our “mental model” of church determines what we believe a church should be and do. This article will take a look at some current “mental models” about church and examine how they may be affecting your church’s ability to adapt to the needs of today’s world.
WHAT IS A MISSIONAL CHURCH? (Powerpoint presentation)
For further information, contact:
Rev. Dr. Ronald H. Carlson
Missional Church Strategist
Rev. Glynis LaBarre