Category Archives: mission

Why we need small churches to reach Los Angeles

Thanks to Eric Mason for posting this link. I was certainly encouraged by Neil Cole’s article. Here are some key quotes on why we need small churches: “Churches of two hundred or less are four times more likely to plant … Continue reading

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Building a Missional Family

From the Verge Network Building a Missional Marriage The Importance of the Gospel for a Missional Marriage How Marriage Is A Unique Forum For Mission How the Great Commission Affects Your Marriage Has The Great Commission Lost It’s Meaning In … Continue reading

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Confession: I’m not the Missionary to Los Angeles and Shatto Park I Thought I was

We’re reading on contextualization with some men at the church from Tim Keller’s book, Center Church (part 3). To accompany that reading I’m dipping into other resources on contextualization. As I listened to Zane Pratt’s workshop on contextualization in global missions, … Continue reading

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Contextualization in 9Marks’ Persepctive

5 Links: How Do We Contextualize Biblically? How can you tell the difference between legitimate contexualization and unbibilical compromise? Contextualization and Consistency Putting Contextualization in its place T4G panel discussion – Contextualization: Lost in Translation? (with a follow up blog post … Continue reading

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Two blog posts on missional living and lifestyle evangelism

8 Ways to Easily be Missional Everyday Evangelism

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Things that have helped me grow in living with gospel-intentional mission

(1) this video by Jeff Vanderstelt (2) Three-strand evangelism by Tim Chester (3) Rhythms of the missional church by Tim Chester (4) 8 easy ways to be missional by Jonathan Dodson (5) Soma School (2008 audio and notes) (6) What … Continue reading

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Trellis and the Vine Workshop Session 1 – Introduction (Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – 9:15am)

From the Trellis and the Vine Workshop in LA: “If you invest deeply in the individual, you never know what God’s going to do through them.” Col asks now, how can we apply the apprenticeship mentality to every member of … Continue reading

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Book Sale/Recommendation: What is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert

“In what appears to be a growing tension over what the mission of the church encompasses, DeYoung and Gilbert bring a remarkably balanced book that can correct, restore, and help regardless of which way you lean or land on all … Continue reading

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What is the Mission of the Church? by DeYoung and Gilbert – Reflections on Ch. 1

I have been looking forward to reading What Is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert. The first chapter sets the stage for the book by defining what the word mission means, reflecting on the conversation … Continue reading

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3 Suggested Methods for Reading the Bible with another Believer (or unbeliever)

(Update: Col Marshall has a good article introducing the concept and ministry of one to one Bible reading that everyone who reads this post should consult) Four steps to preparation (from One to One Bible Reading: A Simple Guide for … Continue reading

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