Discerning Mission

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

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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

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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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Thinking Deeply about Relationship

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Dr. Terence Fretheim

The word "relationship" pervades current reflections about God in the life of the church. What do we mean when we speak of "relationship?" How adequate is our understanding of the God-human relationship for our missional commitments and conversations? What will we teach our children about the relational God of the Bible, especially the God of the Old Testament?

Dr. Fretheim presented on this topic at the 2011 Missional Church Consultation Nov. 5, 2011, at Luther Seminary.

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