Saturday, June 28, 2008

Grow your own

There has been lots of internet ink spilt in recent weeks by people seeking to define missional church. Save your words and simply go and watch “Grow your own,” a slow moving British comedy drama. Against a backdrop of gardening, a complex range of issues are explored.

grow100.jpg For those recently seeking to define missional, note
1. a story based in ordinary lives,
2. the conflict between comfortable pasts and painful new narratives
3. the ability to subvert existing unjust structures rather than start new shiny things
4. the power of what can happen when you trust yourself to organic processes
5. the importance of welcoming the stranger in whom are found the keys to unlock pain and grief and bring healing

That’s missional church.

Posted by steve at 06:31 PM


  1. amen !!

    Comment by julie — June 28, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  2. Spoil sport… we where just having fun and you go and spoil it by being all clever and contextual… and using a Brit Flick too… how dare you! :-p

    Comment by Mark B — June 29, 2008 @ 7:06 am

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