Our last day in Wellington last week was a workshop with Mike Frost on missional church. Flipping inspiring. He spoke of the need for our "new look for church" to spring from our knowledge about God, and the devestation of mission being seperated from church- they need to be one and the same. I hope to post some of the striking things discussed on my blog over the next wee while.
Meanwhile from his book, "The Shaping of things to come"
"Perhaps the birth of the missional church will depend on whether enough people will be found willing to respond to the critical issues of our time and have a go at dreaming up new forms of church and creating new ways of doing ministry and mission. We believe that the actual experimentation, the revolution if you will, will be actively led and executed by younger people- most revolutions are....
Our heartfelt prayer is that our youth will find the necesary courage to break with the enslaving power of the habitual and the familiar."
You can check out Mike and his crews community on smallboatbigsea.com it is a rad site.