Tuesday, June 08, 2010

resourcing missional church

I concluded my missional church leadership class yesterday with the following ….

MISSIONAL COMMUNITY…SIMPLE from jeff maguire on Vimeo.

It’s from the website saying it simply, (hat tip Bosco Peters), who have the goal of tackling “new topics, concepts, or ideas that need to be explained simply.”

The class chewed their pens for a minute or two. And then came the money question: How did Jesus resource the 70/72 to be missional community? Great integration, the student taking the video clip to theology, in particular the missional theology embedded in Luke 10:1-12, Jesus sending disciples out in missional community. (Sermon on Luke 10:1-12 here if you want some more framing).

It is simply too good a question to answer immediately. Sure I’ve got some ideas, and some practical examples from 6 years at Opawa. But some questions need to sit. So instead I suggested it become our homework question. 200 word responses over the next 10 days please and I’ll collate them for next time we meet.

Want to be part of the fun? Got some cyber ideas for my class? 200 word maximum in the comments please: How did Jesus resource the 70/72 to be missional community

Posted by steve at 08:19 PM


  1. I was in a group that looked at this passage many times over a few months in 07-08. We noted that the disciples don’t get to take much stuff with them, just a mate and Jesus’ power and authority.

    The less we have individually, we more we share. The discplies here don’t set up their own base, they move in with a local who feeds them. That’s missional – more of your life is seen by those you don’t hide away in your own house half the time.

    In April 08, I moved in with a woman of peace who has fed and housed me ever since. She is now a fellow disciple and it’s exciting to see how she announces the Kingdom.

    Comment by Eric — June 10, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

  2. Good stuff Eric. I love the mix of text and story and what you are hearing around sharing in community and accepting the hospitality of the local. Backed up by real life experience.


    Comment by steve — June 11, 2010 @ 9:25 am

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