I’ve be tweaking and the other instigators have been tapping away, and the final moments are upon us. Launch day for Missional Tribe is on Epiphany, January 6th, and we have a few real goodies in store — for instance,
- Kingdom Grace’s famous emerging/missional posters have been expanded from 20 to 40, with the complete set debuting on the Tribe site.
- Around mid-day (in North America), Bill Kinnon will release the first of a three-part video conversation between Ed Stetzer and David Fitch.
- An article by David Dunbar
- In the Missional Tribe Blogs, you’ll find an article reprint from LIFE: A First Nations Ministry Report to the Friends of Wiconi International on indigenous tribes gathering in Israel, and profile of Andrew and Debbie Jones as “Everyday DiscipLeaders”.
If I can keep up with all that’s going on, I’m hoping to post my Wikiklesia chapter tomorrow as well, so you should find all sorts of fresh content… and this is just the stuff I know about. As a social networking site, there is a lot more conversation in the groups, forums, and on individual blogs. Again, it is our earnest hope that this network will help those wanting to engage in missional living to connect with one another and offer mutual encouragement and wisdom for the road. And we’re just getting warmed up.
Lately the conversation among the “instigators” of this thing has been a sort of amazement of how fast it’s come together and of how it really seems to hit a niche. Although we’ve been having conversations about the formation of this network for several months, it has really gone from idea to launch in about two months’ time, which is exceptional. Chalk it up to the versatility of distributed non-hierarchical networks… a topic which relates directly to the aforementioned Wikiklesia chapter. As for the niche it hits, one of the instigators started a Facebook group for the site earlier today, and it’s sitting at around 120 members right now.
The wait is almost over!