In the Fall of 2009, senior leaders from core TrueCity churches began meeting every other week to explore what practical models of leadership development and structure would best resource the cultivation of greater congregational involvement in mission. The group found the Missional Job Description Resources posted by Tyndale Seminary to be an excellent starting point for [...]
Appreciative Inquiry is a process which enables churches to awaken and articulate the missional vision which is part of their “DNA,” and then move in positive, non-confrontational, life-giving ways toward the on-going realization of that vision. Through the cultivation of focused conversations, whole congregations gain a better understand how God has formed and led them in [...]
Here’s a link to an exceptional 20 min talk given by Tim Keller at the recent Lausanne Conference in South Africa. http://conversation.lausanne.org/en/conversations/detail/11512 It is uncanny how closely this talk mirrors the vision and work of the TrueCity movement here in Hamilton!
Tyndale Seminary is hosting a day with Chris Wright, the author of The Mission of Godand the International Director of the Langham Partnership. Monday Nov 8, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Bayview Campus. Click on Chris-Wright-2010 to view the poster.
You might not think of a church board meeting as a mission frontier, yet as we have worked to see congregations engage and sustain mission in Hamilton, we have come to realize just how crucial a frontier church structures like leadership boards in fact are. At its core good mission is about groups of God’s [...]
Darrell Johnson is the featured speaker at this year’s “John N. Gladstone Festival of Preaching” at McMaster Divinity College. Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:45 am – 4:00 pm Here’s an excerpt from the brochure: We have all experienced the transforming power of words in some way. Yet, for those who are called to a ministry [...]