Most often our thinking precedes our acting. If we want to change our behavior we must change our minds. If we see missional habits and rhythms as important then making them a reality in our lives begins in our patterns of thinking. Ralph Waldo Emereson once wrote, “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an […]Read More Missional Thinking: Habits Start in Our Heads
We all have rhythms in our lives. Habits that define us. In reality, who we are as a person and as a follower of Jesus is the summation of these daily patterns. What do the rhythms of your life say about what is important to you? If you wanted to lose weight, you would change […]Read More The Importance of Establishing Missional Rhythms in Your Life
The motivation for missional living is love from my changed heart to another heart across barriers of sex, age, ethnicity, denomination, religious belief, morality, politics, socio-economics, athletic ability and social capital. God changes me with his love. When he accepts me in Christ I am safe. He has laid the groundwork for emotional stability. This […]Read More Missional Living: Love that Crosses Barriers
I’m Shirley Shiflet, I’m 22 years old living in a little town in West Virginia and I want to share a little of my story with you. I grew up in Elkins and I heard about Jesus for the first time here, I believed in Jesus as my savior here, I rebelled here, and I […]Read More Missional Story: Small Town, Big Impact
Missional living is the adoption of the posture, thinking, behaviors, and practices of the missionary in order to engage others with the gospel message. Sadly, most Christians in the West don’t see themselves as a missionary. We are products of a historically majority “Christian” culture. This “Christian” culture was more of a perception than reality […]Read More What does “Missional” Mean?