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Missional leadership emerges when we bring our ideas, hopes, failures and dreams into focus through dialogue and shared inquiry.

By gathering people together for imaginative struggle, we learn what’s working and what’s not in our rapidly changing ministry contexts.

Discerning Mission

Leadership lessons

Magnifying Glass

Every so often I run across interesting reflections from people outside of the "church world," reflections that I think all of us who are seeking to serve in missional leadership could learn from. Here's a great post about inter-cultural learning, written by Susan Campion, who is a consultant and businesswoman based in the Twin Cities. Among other aspects of her vocation, she mentors high school students at the High School for the Recording Arts. She shares six lessons she learned from her time

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Young people asking big questions

The Meaning of Life

Dr. Michael Jinkins, the president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, notes that: "Young adults are searching for meaning that is not just of their own making and for purpose that transcends. They are looking for answers to life’s most persistent questions, the Big Questions, and they are finding in themselves longings unmet in a culture obsessed with itself and lacking a reference point for meaning beyond its own preoccupations.

The fact that the parents of many of these young people do

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Spiritual praxis and mission

The 2010 Missional Church Consultation included a wonderful presentation by the Rev. Karen Ward that engaged issues of spiritual praxis and mission.

Watch it here.

We invite you to add comments or questions to this blog post.

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Lutheran Songs Today

Last month the Center for Missional Leadership held an event on Luther's campus entitled Lutheran Songs Today, that brought together a diverse group of wildly creative songwriters. Eventually we hope to edit this video down into smaller, more easily accessed segments, but for now you can get at least a taste of the event here.

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