Sermons and Presentations

Ideas for preaching and presenting about member mission.

Just Passing Through

Finding Strength and a place to stand in the midst of moving and change.

Justice and the Common Good

Summer gifts: the sheer abundance of blossoms on the rhododendron – a blossom on every branch! A fresh meeting with our Creator and our Creator’s handiwork.

Living Our Faith

I had the good fortune to do some intensive work on the ministry of Christians in daily life with Professor Louis Weil, an authority on Christian formation.

Member Mission from Monday to Saturday

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.

Member Mission: a Way into a New Future

An opening talk for a workshop on member mission.

Member Missions – the Next Step in Mission

“So St. Anthony on the Desert, maybe it is time to take the next step in mission . . . to say we are here to help our members live better wherever they are Monday to Saturday . . . to make this the rule of life for St. Anthony on the Desert.”

Merry Christmas Sermon, A

Member mission shapes a Christmas sermon.

Missio Dei

Three sections: SSJE member Fr. Benson re what to center on; God’s mission has a church, not vice versa; and mission is what we are all about. [Correct spelling of Newbigin not Newbigen]

Mission of ‘Doing God’s Will’, The

The difference between congregational missions and member missions; we have seven daily mission fields; and the four marks of a mission.

Mission, the Church, and You Sermon

Helping members to see that God’s mission has a church rather than the church has a mission; and to discover their part in God’s mission in each area of their daily life.