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Courage

What is courage?  How do we define courage today?  While thinking and praying about this topic I seriously considered putting a picture of John Wayne opposed to writing.  I mean what else needs to be said.  I could place a...
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Go Be Love

A friend of mine, Abby Pound, has recently started to paint.  The pictures she paints are simple yet powerful.  I bought a simple painting from her that had three words on it, “Go Be Love”.  I look at these words...
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Missional Leaders are Present

This year I have been writing about the character traits and skills of effective missional community leaders. I wrote about missional leaders being proactive, hospitable, generous, available, attentive, persevering, holy, kind, and culturally aware. This post will look at how missional leaders are present in the moment...
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Missional Leaders are Kind

This year I have been writing about the character traits and skills of effective missional community leaders. I wrote about missional leaders being proactive, hospitable, generous, available, attentive, persevering, and holy. This post will look at how missional leaders are kind. kind: of a good or benevolent nature and disposition, as a person...
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Seeds that Matter

Street Youth Ministry (www.StreetYouthMinistry.org) has several missional communities within the UT student body. Missional communities is a very wide topic, and I frankly don’t know everything about it… perhaps even very little. I just want to present the case that...
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Open Book

Christians forget a lot of people. Despite the abundance of churches in Waco, students can easily get lost and forgotten by the Christian community. As a sophomore at Baylor University, I look back on my freshman year and remember being...
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Missional Communities

We would imagine that the phrase “missional community” would be somewhat self-explanatory given that the name seems fairly straightforward.  However, since the word combo emerged several years ago, there has been a great deal of confusion regarding what a “missional...
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Qualified

I’ve seen it over and over again in young believers, old believers, new believers, and long-term believers; so many people don’t feel qualified to declare the gospel. Some think that they don’t know enough, and they are waiting for the...
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Progression

5 Years ago, when UT’s Missional Community movement began at UT, one of the most difficult aspects of developing our training programs, was encouraging progression.  At the end of the day, Missional Communities differ from other outreach programs primarily because...
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On a Boat

“There is just something about Jesus on the water.”  This was the comment that resonated with me as I drove home after a night of dinner and conversation with my friends Alf and Kelly Evans.  It was on that evening,...
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Missional Attempts

For the last five years I have watched ministries wrestle with the need to meld prayer and mission.  “Cell Groups”, “Simple Churches”, “House Churches”, “Alpha Courses”, “Seeker Friendly Services”, etc.  are all programs put in place by ministries to make the...
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