The Missional Church

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Dr. Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research shares with us about the missional church movement and what makes a church missional.

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Dr. Ed Stetzer is President of Lifeway Research as well as an author, speaker, pastor, church planter, and missiologist. He is a contributor to the North American discussion on missional church and church planting.

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  1. A very good word. Two comments:

    1) Demonstration of the gospel includes signs that affirm the message is from God . . . we need to be sent ones doing ALL of the gospel. The love of Christ is shown in signs/miracles as well as compassion.That’s a big challenge to evangelicals who do not believe God-glorifying miracles are “for today.”

    2) The birth of the church happens when we have a personal Pentecost. Then the kingdom of God is literally within your person (and yes, it is “both . . . and,” for His kingdom is yet to come and is in heaven.

  2. […] Take, for example, the Missio Dei as expressed in the current “missional” conversation. To re-discover that God is at work (and has been at work all along) reshapes our understanding of both individual and corporate purpose—our calling and our ecclesiology. “It’s not that the church has a mission, but rather that the mission has a church. We join Jesus on His mission.” (Ed Stetzer, paraphrasing Moltmann) […]

  3. […] The Missio Dei as expressed in the current “missional” conversation: To re-discover that God is at work (and has been at work all along) reshapes our understanding of both individual and corporate purpose—our calling and our ecclesiology. “It’s not that the church has a mission, but rather that the mission has a church. We join Jesus on His mission.” (Ed Stetzer, paraphrasing Moltmann) […]

  4. […] Take, for example, the Missio Dei as expressed in the current “missional” conversation. To re-discover that God is at work (and has been at work all along) reshapes our understanding of both individual and corporate purpose—our calling and our ecclesiology. “It’s not that the church has a mission, but rather that the mission has a church. We join Jesus on His mission.” (Ed Stetzer, paraphrasing Moltmann) […]

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