Missional

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Missionaries serving refugees fleeing Mid-east violence exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say. 

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Taking stock of mission endeavors

Compelling programming that makes a meaningful impact in the world draws people in. But what about when it doesn’t?

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In this case, missional means a contemplative sculpture garden

The Church at Convergence in Alexandria, Va., hopes the sculpture garden it is creating will expand its influence in the community and help in the economic revival of the city's West End.

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The complexity of short-term missions

It has to be more than religious tourism.

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Churches being pushed to see selves as guests in own communities

A post-Christian culture means churches no longer enjoy privileged status in their communities, and must work to be part of their neighborhoods.

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Mission trip reflects growing shift as participants experience ‘transformation’

Increasingly, mission trips are evaluated not only by the impact on the target area, but on those who minister. It’s a shift in attitudes toward domestic and international outreach.

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Baptist ministries see spike in young applicants

Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences. 

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Church rehabs home for ministry outreach

First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, rebuilds home for urban missionaries, offering a glimpse of "the renewal of the church," pastor says.

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Debating doctorates in a missional world

Post-modern church author and speaker Brian McLaren says doctorates and other advanced degrees will have a place in missional and other church movements, while others doubt that Millennials and many young Christians will care their pastor has a Ph.D. 

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Retirement marks shift in CBF missions

Shelia and Arville Earl retired Sept. 30 after 20 years as CBF field personnel, reminding Fellowship Baptists that the face of global missions is ever-changing.

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