Long-time missional community leader Doug Paul lists ten sure-fire ways to ruin the mission before it even starts.
Ed Stetzer: "If your church loves the way you do church more than your children, it loves the wrong thing."
Ed Stetzer: "God’s mission should be so active in a church that the city misses them when they are not around."
"Preparing for the arrival of people is really important. Let’s do it well!"
Dan Kimball: "If we care about justice, we have to care about making new disciples."
J.D. Greear: 6 Plumblines for Community Engagement
Scot McKnight: "I know of no text that says someone evangelized without saying a word."
Dan Kimball: "We don't just want our community to know we like art or music — we want to inspire them to follow Christ."
Moving new people toward "assimilation": a scorecard for your church.
John Burke offers an incredible story of grace and a bold reminder that Jesus is never shocked by our sin.