Research by Topic: missional-church

Church’s ABHMS-inspired feeding ministry finds success in partnership

Published January 17, 2018

The Bible includes many references to collaboration, not the least of which is found in Ecclesiastes: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil” (4:9, NRSV). And nothing could be more true at First Baptist Church (FBC), Brazil, Ind., where the Rev. Mark Thompson eagerly explains that the church’s […]

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Mission-focused Bible study now available as free download from ABHMS’ website

Published August 23, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/23/17)—Now available at no cost online is “Mission from the Gospels,” a Bible study with a missional twist. Intended to encourage small groups—Christian education classes, home Bible studies or youth clubs—to engage in mission in their communities, this resource interprets the historic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well […]

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Mission from the Gospels graphics key

Published August 8, 2017

The Trinity. This graphic frequently introduces information for each unit and is often used for each week’s small group study.   The Cross and Empty Tomb. Like the Trinity graphic, this symbol introduces information or provides insight into materials studied.   The Community at Prayer. Beside each prayer graphic are suggestions for group prayer. These […]

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Mission from the Gospels overview

Published August 8, 2017

Unit One: Mission before the Gospels — Download full unit [pdf] Explore the power of the oral tradition in both the life of the early church and personal life. Unit Two: Learning Mission from Matthew — Download full unit [pdf] Read Matthew through the lens of mission. Look at your own neighboring community as a place to […]

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Mission from the Gospels

Published August 8, 2017

What is God doing today? We believe God is doing some wonderful things in many faith communities as the vision of the kingdom of God expands from inside church facilities to the world that lies at the churches’ doorsteps. We are seeing lives being changed and more people coming to discover the power of Christ […]

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AFC-supported program trains missionally minded leaders

Published October 12, 2016

Can a declining congregation, with limited finances and no pastoral leadership become once again engaged in community mission? American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin (ABC of WI) believes it can and, thus, has begun to use “Mission From the Gospels,” a missional leadership training program initially developed in Wisconsin in collaboration with American Baptist Home Mission […]

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Missional church transformation

Published January 18, 2016

Congratulations! You have been chosen You have been chosen to live during the most accelerated rate of change in human history. Human knowledge is doubling every two years. Think for a moment of all the ways life has changed in the last 50 years—in communication, technology, medicine, science, culture and the development of a global economy. […]

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