Center for Mission Innovation Innovator Tools: Worship and Mission
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Center for Mission Innovation Innovator Tools: Worship and Mission

Every church should have a variety of mission opportunities throughout the year that engage the entire congregation — individuals of all ages — and range from simple to complex. A Sunday morning worship experience, or other time when everyone is gathered, is a perfect time for these demonstrations of our love of God and love...

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Roving Listening: A Way to Discover the Natural Assets of the People in Your Community
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Roving Listening: A Way to Discover the Natural Assets of the People in Your Community

By Rev. Stacey Harwell, Centenary UMC, Macon, Georgia The philosophy behind Roving Listeners: Asset-based community development As opposed to traditional needs-based models that chart a community’s deficiencies, an asset-based model of community development looks at what gifts are already present. Especially in an impoverished community, people are constantly asked to prove how bad things are...

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Reading the Bible Through the Missio Dei
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Reading the Bible Through the Missio Dei

By Dr. David Scott, director of mission theology Traditionally, much of the focus in Christian mission has been on the actions of humans – the church and individual believers. Yet in recent decades, mission theologians have come to a new and profound insight: Mission does not start with humans; it starts with God. The term...

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