Finding Our Mission Field by Gil Rendle

Senior Consultant, Texas Methodist Foundation “So, tell me, what is a mission field?”  This seems to be an increasingly frequent question among church leaders who are being told that their purpose is to serve their mission field rather than the institutional needs of their congregation or denomination. The redirection of our attention from the institution […]

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Missional Wisdom by Elaine Heath and Larry Duggins

Co-Founders, the Missional Wisdom Foundation, Southlake, Texas missionalwisdom.com  The Missional Wisdom Foundation is a private non-profit corporation that supports the education and Christian entrepreneurial development of adults in missional theology. The Foundation makes it possible for students, clergy and lay people engaged in evangelistic ministry to explore the edges of Christian worship and service by […]

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Ministry Among the Homeless Is a Gift from God by Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

Ordained elder in the Rio Grande Conference of The United Methodist Church After a year and a half of negotiations, Rev. Andrade Smith was appointed to a ministry with the poor and marginalized, advocating for just systemic change. In solidarity, she has rejected her compensation, medical benefits, and pension benefits and lives among the “homeless.” […]

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Union by Rev. Mike Baughman

Community Curator, Union, Dallas, Texas                                                                                      uniondallas.net   Before opening Union, a new kind of non-profit coffee shop in Dallas, I walked around the neighborhood and talked to local business owners. After chatting with a local business owner, he asked me, “Are you gonna’ have sandwiches?” “Probably not,” I replied. “We’re going to stick to […]

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