Discerning Mission

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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Good read: Dwight Zscheile's 'People of the Way'

Alan Roxburgh has posted a favorable review of Dwight Zscheile's new book, People of the Way

Zscheile is an Episcopal priest who is assistant professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary.

In People of the Way, he draws on multiple streams of Anglican thought and practice, plus contemporary experience to craft a vision for mission that addresses the church's post-establishment, post-colonial context. With stories, practices and concrete illustrations, Zscheile

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24 x 7 x 365 Faith Formation? Exploring the impacts of social media from an 'old school' perspective.

An MCC 2011 Reflection by Laurie Neill, MDIV Senior concentrating in Children, Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary

The reality that John Roberto brought to light for me at the 2011 Missional Church Consultation was that it is not only possible, but beneficial, for the church to provide faith formation for anyone, anytime, anywhere, 24x7x365. While I know that our youth (and adults) are connected to each other on many different levels and circles (often at the same time), I never really envisioned

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Looking Beyond Place: The Missional Church of Flows

By Sandy Troyan, MA Senior in Children, Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary

Edited & posted by Keith Long, MDiv Senior concentrating in Children, Youth and Family Ministry and Congregational Leadership and Mission at Luther Seminary

The conversation is alive, yet holds two dominate perspectives:

1. I am aware that the world around me is different. Things look different. People are different. And the very nature of our wants and needs are much different.

2. I am aware of the world

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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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