The phrase “missional community” has been popular now for several years. Everyone wants to start them, but what are they, and what are they really like in practice? In this episode I talk about what I mean by “missional” and “community” and tell about our experience as practitioners.
Brant Hansen and his family were a part of our faith community when they lived in the West Palm Beach area. In this episode, Brant and I have a conversation about his new book, Blessed Are the Misfits, and reminisce about rowdy church ping-pong tournaments. Learning to live as “Everyday Christians” is acknowledging the fact that we are all misfits, but in the Kingdom of God, we all have great value. How do misfits join God’s mission to the world? What about fitting into church? Why did Brant bring turkey bacon to a men’s campout? All questions we discuss in this podcast. His book drops 11/28/2017.
For the past few years my job has taken me on the road all over South Florida. First I just enjoyed the silence…then I started listening to audiobooks…occasionally I would have a passenger and I would actually have to talk to someone!
This week while driving to a meeting I was thinking back to how we began as church planters in 2001. One of our first gatherings as a church was the Friday after 9/11. In this episode I talk about that experience and what it’s like to be missional communities in a world where everything has changed.