The Missional Helix—An Overview

I was sitting in a small group of pastors, church planters, and ministry leaders at a 3dm Learning Community, discerning what God was telling us about steps forward in ministry.  David described to our group how 25 years ago he had planted the church where he still ministers and which today has over 2,500 members. Though others see him as exceptionally successful, his heart is inwardly perturbed.  His church, he says, is more a vendor of goods and... Read More

The Missional Helix—The Story of Jim and Julie

Paradoxically I begin this blog about Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies, not with Chapter 1 on “The Biblical Narrative of Missions: Entering God Story” but with Chapter 13 about “The Missional Helix.  Why?  The Helix reflects the heart and soul of the book—the working DNA that stands behind its writing! Perhaps a key word in the chapter is “discern”.  We discern what God is saying to us in scripture during our... Read More

Invitation to a Community of Learning

First, I would like to introduce you to the 2nd edition of Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies and then invite you into a community of learning through reading and responding to my new Missions Blog. The blog’s focus is to partner in a process of learning as disciple-making missionaries to equip ourselves and others for God’s mission.  My prayer is that we begin to think of ourselves as God’s missionary people whether... Read More

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