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Sep. 27, 2013

Missional Lab: Failure Is a Necessity

By Brigitte Leininger The corporate world is learning to embrace failure, turning it into a positive exploration of opportunity. This article explores the newfound mentality of what it means to fail in the secular workspace, and what that same type of failure means for the church. Is it possible to look at failure in the same way — a source
Sep. 26, 2013

Introducing Missional Lab Series: Join the Conversation

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
Sep. 26, 2013

Missional Lab: How to Help People (Like Me) Who Hate Change

By Kristin Eisele When I was seven years old my parents brought home a new set of dishes. It was awful. It was change. I cried. When we changed cars, when I had to get a new winter coat, when my favorite television program was canceled, I cried. Imagine my enthusiasm at the change required of the church in this
Apr. 13, 2012

24 x 7 x 365 Faith Formation? Exploring the impacts of social media from an ‘old school’ perspective.

An MCC 2011 Reflection by Laurie Neill, MDIV Senior concentrating in Children, Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary The reality that John Roberto brought to light for me at the 2011 Missional Church Consultation was that it is not only possible, but beneficial, for the church to provide faith formation for anyone, anytime, anywhere, 24x7x365. While I know that