Category Archives: Missional Church

71. Balancing your Missional portfolio

NOTE: Mark is available to work with our FEBBC/Y churches to coach missions committees in their role in leading their local church in the area of missions.  Please contact Mark via the Contact Me form or view Mark’s Coaching page … Continue reading

70. If every activity is “missions,” how do we set priorities?

NOTE: Mark is available to work with our FEBBC/Y churches to coach missions committees in their role in leading their local church in the area of missions.  Please contact Mark via the Contact Me form or view Mark’s Coaching page … Continue reading

49. Missional Church 6: Centered vs bounded Churches

Validating Missional and Communal “Attractional” churches according to Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch are those congregations that develop “programs, meetings, services, or other ‘products’ in order to attract unbelievers into the influence of the Christian community.”  They argue that this … Continue reading

48. Missional Church 5: Rescuing “Missional”

A Fatal Trend When we were missionaries in Pakistan there was a time when “church planting” became the standard for our team – it was the tie to church planting that validated the ministries we were involved in.  However, the … Continue reading

47. Missional Church 4: Missional Scholarship

In The Shaping of Things to Come, St Thomas’s Crookes is given as an example of a church that is shaped around its participation in God’s mission to the world. The basic level of the church consists of cells whose … Continue reading

46. Missional Church 3: Biblical Perspective

An Inward or Outward focus? Hudson Taylor was a pioneer missionary to China who recognized the need to immerse himself in the Chinese culture in order to relate the gospel to the people in ways that made sense to his … Continue reading

45. Missional Church 2: The Missional Priority

In the previous article, a missional church was defined as the communal relationship between followers of Christ which stems from intentional gospel transformation in the world (outward orientation).  In contrast the more prevalent communal oriented church can be defined as … Continue reading

44. Missional Church 1: Not Just Business as Usual

FEBI goal: missional churches FEBInternational, the mission arm of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada, is a church planting mission and has been from its inception over 40 years ago. Recently under the leadership of the current director, … Continue reading