WHEN THE MEMBERS ARE THE MISSIONARIES: An Extraordinary Calling for Ordinary People By: A. Wayne Schwab EDITORIAL COMMENT AND LISTINGS Sewanee Theological Review, Easter, 2005: R. D. Hughes III, Prof. of Systematic Theology and Spirituality wrote, “Clergy and lay leaders alike who are concerned to develop a heart and mind for mission in a congregation […]
Enacting the story and sermon on “living water” to help us to change.
John’s story of the man born blind addresses both our own spiritual health and our mission to build spiritual health in the wider world.
Four people, including the preacher’s son, discover the arenas of their daily lives to be mission fields.
A spirituality grounded in hope is linked with our mission to change the world around us.
“My life here at St. Paul’s [has helped me to see] we are God’s people everywhere we are and are his ministers and missionaries to the world wherever we are.”
Cope with avoiding the “deeper things” by sharing what each of us is doing to make life better in our daily places. Avoid the separation of worship and life by, each Sunday, “putting” your present concerns “into” the bread that is offered, blessed, broken, and given.
The process of Member Mission gives some practical ways to think about how the church can better support ALL its members in their daily missions.
Church evaluation by the “market” or by the mission?
“A single sheet for discussion groups.