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Annual Missional Church Consultation and Lutheran Songs Today.

Discerning Mission

'being' church...

"The challenge of reconstructing evangelism will not be an easy task. For the gospel to which evangelism invites persons is, by the standards of the Enlightenment, incredible; according to the logic of the market, it is cost-ineffective; measured by modern, liberal notions of the social, it is uncivil; by the standards of an aesthetics formed by the capitalist discipline of desire, it is repulsive; and by the chaplaincy standards of Christendom, it may prove to be neither useful nor helpful."

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Rethinking "Welcome"

"A radically welcoming community seeks to welcome the voices, presence and power of all people — especially those who have been defined as The Other, pushed to the margins, cast out, silenced and closeted — so they can help to shape the congregation’s common life and fulfill the reconciling dream of God."

Stephanie Spellers, Treasurer, Canon
for Missional Vitality, Diocese of
Long Island / Keynote Presenter

For Stephanie Spellers the secret of evangelism begins in the margins

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As We Rethink Evangelism...

"Many church members today recognize that evangelism is vitally necessary for the church to have a future amidst widespread decline. At the same time, few prospects provoke greater dread and discomfort. This conference offers an opportunity to reframe evangelism in a grounded, holistic, accessible way for a new apostolic age."

Dwight Zscheile, assistant professor
congregational mission and leadership
Luther Seminary / keynote presenter


The Rethinking Evangelism conference brings nationally known

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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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2011 Missional Church Consultation videos

A Faithful Future: A Conversation about the missional church and the first third of life

The Seventh Annual Consultation on the Missional Church, held Nov. 4-5, 2011

Here is a list of videos and discussion resources first posted on FirstThird.org, Center for First Third Ministry at Luther Seminary.

  • Preview Video: Dr. Terri Elton discusses the Missional Church and the First Third of Life

"Cultivating a Consequential Faith in a Consumer-Driven World: From Object to Subject to Agent"

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