Discerning Mission

Digging deeper into missional identity

This video explores a common struggle in many mainline churches: how can churches address their lingering "establishment" assumptions and practices in a world in which they are increasingly displaced from cultural privilege? How can churches reenvision their relationship with their neighbors in the 21st century? Dwight Zscheile proposes a more radical approach for hospitality and mission that comes from Jesus' incarnation.

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Listening and learning our way into Christian community

Dr. Dwight Zscheile offers new ways to think about inviting people into Christian community.

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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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New Book Explores Spiritual Formation from a Missional Perspective

Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation (edited by Dwight Zscheile) has just been released by Eerdmans. This volume of essays from the 2010 Missional Church Consultation at Luther Seminary engages the question of how leaders can help create missional faith communities that participate in God's healing of the world. It reimagines spiritual formation through the lens of mission, covering such topics as the role of Scripture, congregational discernment, and short-term missions.

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Missional church in perspective

The Missional Church Perspective

Last month Dr. Dwight Zscheile gave an excellent brief overview of his new book, authored jointly with Dr. Craig Van Gelder, The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation.

The book will be published in Spring 2011, and in the meantime Dr. Zscheile has agreed to post his powerpoint slides here.

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