Yesterday I started working through some of the posts from the recent missional synchroblog in which I participated; there were a total of 50 people on the “official” list, but a few others decided to post on the topic as well. Yesterday I apologized to Paul Simon for quoting the lines, “I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free / There must be fifty ways to define ‘missional’.” I summarized the first few posts, and before we slip out the back, Jack, today we’re going to tackle the next batch.
Brad “futuristguy” Sargent is on a tear with his series on spiritual abuse recovery. His latest is no exception to the quality of the series. He writes,
I’m in the process of figuring out a new church fellowship/home these days. Unless God clearly leads otherwise, I expect it will be more of a connection point where all participants already engage in some kind of ministry outside the time of gathering, or are exploring while they receive mentoring to help them find a fit. And so the getting together focuses on mutual sharing and worship, and support and fellowship and learning for the journey. Not pragmatic and programmatic, nor weekly performance by The Few, nor holding to an appearance of discipleship but that denies the necessary relationships thereof.