Looking at the life of Jesus, one thing I always notice is how little information we actually get about his early life. Other than one story from his childhood, we are left with virtually no information about him until he is about 30 years old. Think about it: Until he is 30 years old, Jesus […]Read More Decrease Your Vision: Mission is Where You Are
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
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?