A fundamental guide that fleshes out the bare bones principles and practices of missional life! Helping you rediscover the heart of God for your neighborhood and community, Brisco and Ford's 12-lesson study is designed in a one lesson per week format over a twelve-week period. Each weekly lesson is organized around six elements: Previous Lesson Reflection, Central Theme, Biblical Reflection, Reading, Reading Reflection, and Missional Action. Ideal for individuals or groups.
While it’s en vogue to use the word ’missional’ in church circles, many people struggle to know what it means or how to live it out. Missional Essentials puts flesh around the bare bone foundations, principles, and practices of missional life. Missional Essentials is written to help followers of Christ rediscover the heart of God for their neighborhoods and communities. It provides twelve practical sessions for cultivating a missional life and mobilizing a faith community to participate more fully in God’s mission. Each lesson provides participants with: Central themesInsightful articlesReflection questionsAction steps to help readers engage their communitiesThis guide is ideal for existing leadership teams that are engaging the missional conversation, small groups interested in exploring the paradigms and biblical directives for mission community, and church planting core teams seeking to develop a missional DNA in their faith context.
Lance Ford is the cofounder and director of Christianity Today’s Shapevine.com and the former director of the Northwood Church Multiplication Center. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania. A writer and consultant, Lance has designed several unique training systems currently in use by networks, seminaries, and leaders throughout the world. Brad Brisco is the Church Planting Strategist for a network of churches in Kansas City, where he recruits, trains, and coaches church planters. He is on the board of KC Sentral, a missional training center and is the co-founder of the Sentralized Conference. He has a doctorate in the area of mission ecclesiology, and blogs regularly at missionalchurchnetwork.com.