October 17, 2018

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Missional Practice

It is the great joy and deep passion of the School of Missional Practice to provide learning environs that function as transformational journeys for the people of God towards the missional thinking and practices that reflect our true identity. In every academic term of learning we invite our students into a community of practice that is as ancient as our parents in the original garden and as contemporary as the globalized diversity in our chatrooms. The domain of our learning is shared competencies of missional practice in pre-Christian and post-Christian contexts. The goal of our learning is that we become more closely aligned with the God whose image we bear such that his cruciform passions shape our own labors. As citizens of heaven, we await the King of love who has clearly displayed his missional heart and described his missional purposes. As residents of this earth we will labor to learn how to shape our thinking and practices towards the renewal of all things.

Missionaries from everywhere to everywhere: A delphi study to identify the emerging roles of United States missionaries in the majority world

The geographic center of Christianity has shifted from the West. Countries once receiving missionaries are sending their own. What should be the roles of United States (US) missionaries serving in these countries? The current study identified the emerging roles of US missionaries serving in the Majority World through utilization of the Delphi method for consensus. The Majority World referred […]

Urban Hinterlands: Planting the Gospel in Uncool Places

Dr. Sean Benesh recently published Urban Hinterlands: Planting the Gospel in Uncool Places (White Blackbird Books, 2017).  Urban Hinterlands delves into not simply planting the Gospel and new churches in uncool places, but wrestles with our perceptions of what makes cities truly livable. Wrapped up into this are frank conversations and confessions about motives in church planting, […]