In the midst of great social upheaval God is transforming our western societies. Christian identity is being reimagined as followers of Jesus participate with the Spirit in their local contexts. Where is the Spirit is leading us in this time and place?
JMP curates stories of God at work in local contexts and cultivates learning communities that practice robust theological listening with these narratives. We are unashamedly story driven and committed to theological reflection. God’s action and activity is our starting place and focus.
Our method is for the journal to be like a table around which we gather with others to share the stories of what they are doing and discerning on the ground and in the local. This is a table with no pretence that any of us have figured it all out. We invite reflectors to assist and guide us in discerning themes and traces of the Spirit inviting us forward.
FORMISSION is a missional training organisation created to equip Christian leaders to transform their communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We offer university accredited and practical training through our innovative BA (Hons) in Theology & Mission and our MA in Missional Leadership, Urban Mission, Mission Spirituality, Cross Cultural Mission. We operate in the UK through a dispersed campus network although we have an international reach.
We also offer non accredited training in church planting, missional engagement, mentoring leaders and leadership. Our networking events draw together some of the leading missional thinkers and leaders of this generation.
The Missional Network is a people of hope-in-action learning to participate with what God is doing in the local. TMN cultivates safe spaces, robust resources and processes to re-orient our Christian communities for the sake of the Gospel and the transformation of God’s world.
TMN supports and partners with numerous church systems, denominations and leaders across North America as they cultivate systems that support congregations joining with God at work in their local contexts.
The JMP is lead by a Management Team and an Editorial Team.
Annually the Management Team invites practitioners and conversation partners to a Think Tank to discern God’s call and invitation into mission in our cultures and communities. We have been grateful for the participation of: Ash Barker, Michael Binder, Roy Searle, Graham Cray, Craig Van Gelder, Sam Ewell, Angela Gorrell, John McLaverty, JR Rozko, Paul Sparks, Fiona Watts, Jamie Wilson, Michelle Wilson, Ryan Seow, Michaela O’Donnell Long and Andrea Campanale.
Alan Roxburgh TMN, Lead editor
Martin Robinson ForMission, Lead editor
Mary Publicover ForMission, Managing editor
Sara Jane R. Walker TMN, Managing Technical editor
The Editorial Team is comprised of the Management Team and the following participants:
Mark Lau Branson Pasadena, CA, USA
Sally Mann London, UK
Tim Reith London, UK
Paul Weston Cambridge, UK