Emerging Missional Links

Just watch this first, it's short:

An amazing video summary of Emerging Missional Church by Alan Hirsch (click session 2)

A List of "Some Marks of a Missional Congregation" (from ELCA Evangelical Outreach and Congregational Mission)

An blog post I wrote about why the ELCA should be ready for and leading the emerging movement (read the comments too)


In the United States: 65% of Builder Generation will be in church this Sunday -Boomer Generation: 35% -Gen X: 15% -Gen Y: 4%
(from “The Bridger Generation,” by Thomas Rainer)

“God is up to something in the world. The question is, do we want to be a part of it or not?”
(Ruben Duran, ELCA Director for New Evangelizing Congregations)

“Be who you are. See what you have. Do what matters.”
(from “The Future Starts Now,” by Kelly Fryer et al.)

“The Church is only Church if it exists for others.”
(from “Letters and Papers from Prison,” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

 “Life changing ministry begins when we help people to hunger for what God is up to rather than simply settling for getting by with what we can do.”
(from “Living Lutheran,” by Dave Daubert)

Key Books:

Phyllis Tickle, "The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why"

Alan Hirsch, The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church

Dave Daubert, Living Lutheran: Renewing Your Congregation

Alan Roxburgh, The Sky Is Falling: Leaders Lost in Transition

Reggie McNeal, Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church

Kelly Fryer and the "A Renewal Enterprise" Team, The Future Starts Now: The Renewable Organization for Faith Based Groups

Other Books/Resources:
(a link to all this in document form--aka the Handout from the Eastern Washington Idaho Synod Assembly)