Discerning Mission

Youth Accompaniment: Mission through Mentoring

By Allison Tunseth, Master of Arts Student in Children, Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary

Brenda Olson’s workshop presentation for the Missional Church Consultation 2011 and article on faith formation and the urban church, unpacks the theme of relationships by engaging the idea of ‘accompaniment.’ Olson defines accompaniment in the urban church as, “a joint venture in which collaboration and community building serve the margins of our society to develop a new

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A missional imagination

Gary Simpson offers some insights into how the confessional and missional are spliced together:

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2012 Missional Church Consultation at Luther Seminary

Join us Nov. 9-10, 2012, for the 8th Annual Missional Church Consultation, sponsored by the Center for Missional Leadership at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

Theme: "On the Road to Emmaus: Missional Church and Global Media Cultures"

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Women and ministry

All of this month, in partial celebration of Women's History Month, Michael Jinkins, president of Louisville Seminary, is turning his blog over to various women to reflect on ministry. Today Mary Gene Boteler has a very thoughtful post, which I'll excerpt here (do go and read the whole thing):
I absolutely understand Jeremiah’s sense of compulsion. And, perhaps, that is one of the most surprising aspects of my call—the inability to escape it. I have known others, in other professions,

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Luther on capitalism and mission

Paul Chung recently presented a paper to the summer missionary conference Evangelizing and Witnessing: The Essentials of Mission Today. You can read the whole paper online, but here's an evocative excerpt to get your started:

Mission for the grace of justification integrates our prophetic diakonia in the realm of economic justice which emphasizes an emancipatory horizon of integrative missional theology. This integrative perspective of justification and justice establishes the justification

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