Tuesday, September 16, 2014

227. Missional Commons: Evangelism in the Missional Church

The Missional Commons

Ever participated in the Missional Commons? This will be my first opportunity to hang out with some folks in the Chicago area. Geoff Holsclaw has been stoking this fire for a while now. 
Here is some of the info from Geoff's site. This year’s Missional Learning Commons will focus on the oft forgotten member of the 5-fold gifts for the church (Eph. 5): the Evangelists.

The Evangelist in the Missional Church

While the Attractional Church focuses mostly on Pastors and Teachers, the Missional Church often gravitates toward the Apostles and Prophets.

But what of the Evangelists?
On Nov. 7th and 8th the Missinoal Comons will focus our attention on the Practices of Proclamation & Presence as we seek the Kingdom of God among us in personal spaces, social spaces, and public spaces.  
I'll be teaching a session on the profile of an evangelist, with implications for how we recognizer and empower evangelists in the missional church and movements. 
Friday, Nov. 7th (7:30-9:00pm)
Saturday, Nov. 8th (8:30am-3:00pm)
Registration will include a catered lunch on Saturday as well as childcare on Satuday for those who need it.
The Commons of Peace of Christ Community Church in Westmont, IL.
If your in the area, check this thing out. 

Saturday, September 06, 2014

226. The Permanent Revolution Playbook

At last! After a lot of hard work, a practical resource for engaging the five-fold ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers (APEST) is now available! 

The Permanent Revolution is a six week exploration into Ephesians four with special emphasis on how APEST functions in groups and teams. Whether you are currently in a group or are at the beginning phases of starting one, this Playbook has been especially deisgned to help a group develop theior potential for ministry and leadership. 

Specifically, The Permanent Revolution Playbook is designed to bring:

Greater Awareness to the Biblical foundations for the five-fold ministry vocations of Ephesians 4, with an emphasis on clear and practical definitions for each gifting. 

Deeper Appreciation for how each gifting uniquely contributes to the growth and maturity of the church as missional movement. 

Clearer Assessment of both individual and group APEST ministry profiles and processes for identifying key areas for individual and group development. 

Closer Alignment for negotiating the tensions between unity and diversity, with implications for equipping and empowering others for ministry and leadership. 

If you have been waiting for a resource on APEST that anyone can participate in, then wait no longer. This Playbook is a great way to introduce the biblical principles of APEST, while also guiding people through a process of how to practically implement it within their own context.