I had been looking for the story of the Fishermen who don’t fish, but somehow couldn’t find it. I thought it was a Joseph Bayly story, but I guess not. However, this is a really nice article that includes a video version of the parable. Enjoy!!

Faith In Motion

Over the last few months, our core team has done a lot of training and talking about Missional Communities, Planting a Church, and reaching out to the lost.  Yet there’s a real danger in this, that we might continue simply talking and mistake it as faithfulness.  We need to not only talk about the faith and about mission, but live it as well. 

Watch the following video and consider the questions below:

  1. Have you given into this same theory of the Christian life?
  2. How can we keep ourselves from falling into living as a theorist rather than a practitioner?

Mike Breen and Alex Absalom talk about the process of building a credible gospel witness and growing your MC in their Launching Missional Communities: a field guide.  They speak of five stages of growing an MC, Sowing, Sowing, Sowing, Reaping, Keeping.  Below is an illustration of each stage similar to…

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