Introducing Missional Lab Series: Join the Conversation

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary – M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership. Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:   In the spring of my senior year at Luther Seminary, I took a course called “Transforming Congregations for Mission,” taught by Mary Sue Dreier. The class launched …

Hey, Church: Time for a Makeover?

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary – M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership. Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:   Last year when I was taking a class on revitalizing churches, we read Diana Butler Bass’ book Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church …

An Evangelism Experiment – Popup Dinner, Anyone?

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary – M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:   The third thing we were to take away from Rethinking Evangelism was an evangelism experiment to actually try, for realz, when we got back home. As we …

Rethinking Evangelism – Recap Question 1

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary – M.Div. with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Missional, a Millennial, and a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:   It’s hard to recap a conference with so many different angles and perspectives on a topic that is huge all by itself — evangelism. It is especially …

Campbell’s Soup – Stupid Like a Fox

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Courtney Young is a May 2012 graduate of Luther Seminary – MDiv with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership. Missional, millenial and now, a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here: Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the church and social media.  Partly because I used to work in seminary relations so I got to troll …

Really, I’m not that different…

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I read articles all through seminary like “Spiritual Nomads,” an article The Lutheran published to offer their explanation about what makes us Millennials tick (i.e. why don’t we come to church).  I used to read these articles and wonder myself why my peers didn’t go to church.  What wasn’t working for them?  What was I getting that they weren’t?  Now …