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African Spirituality in American churches that welcome African immigrants

A conversation about Harvey Kwiyani’s study of 3 American congregations and the effect their immigrant brothers and sisters have upon them.

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Talking about Wes Granberg-Michaelson’s stories of the Holy Spirit’s work in the RCA

What did we learn from Wes about what the Spirit’s activity has taught him about leadership?

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Some conversation about Paul’s hybrid practices of hope

Lois Malcolm’s presentation: Missional Church Practices and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Hope, the Cross, and the Holy Spirit in times of conflct and anxiety What are we hearing? What are we thinking about this?

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Missional Think Tank 2012 Scottsdale Arizona!

Welcome back to the Missional Think Tank blog. Last night at Spirit in the Desert we launched the 2012 Missional Think Tank with Dwelling in the Word (Luke 10) and a focusing presentation and conversation about the role of a holding tank in the Missional Church movevment, as well as a presentation on what Church […]

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Story, Narrative, and Mission

At this year’s Think Tank, we shared rich and meaningful conversation around story and missional church.  I offered a few remarks on Sunday night to frame our time of listening to God and each other around this theme. Those remarks included a story from our congregation in Buffalo Gap about a man named Don. I’ll […]

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PMC pastors who told stories last night

Three spiritual leaders told stories of their congregations on Sunday night: Ike, Ben, and Doug, flanked by Stephen and Mark

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Great participants, a wondeful supper, and some true missional stories from PMC pastors that provoked conversation and questions about leadership, relationships, and things that are very hard to do.  Reunions, too – with last year attenders and with partners from long ago! Stay tuned.   Peace. Pat Ellison

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Missional Think Tank, Dallas: here we come!

On Sunday afternoon we will launch our 2011 Missional Church Think Tank, an event for invited guests only, who come from various social locations in the church specifically to think with one another about what it means to be missional church, gathered and sent. This is the 4th year we’ve held a Think Tank rather […]

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Looking forward to the Think Tank

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Reminder of Missional Think Tank in Dallas

Be sure to watch your email for the registration link to the 2011 Think Tank in Dallas, in January! This Think Tank will take up the question: How do stories work to form Christian community around the mission of God in the world? We will take up the theme of story, discernment, and identity in […]

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