This chapter, the first in the book The New Parish, explains how we lost our capacity to be the “local church” – a body of Christians learning to share life faithfully together in, with and for a particular place...
Abstract Lord Glasman begins by organizing his thoughts around three key TMN concepts. Discerning our common good takes relationship and time. It has to be located in and with in our local communities. Forming happens inside a shared imaginative space that has been shaped...Read more
Alan begins his keynote by affirming God’s creative engagement in our world of destructive social patterns, brokenness and oppression...
The Fresh Expressions initiative began as a result of the publication of the Church of England report ‘Mission-Shaped Church’. It developed as a partnership between the Church of England and the British Methodist Church, and now includes the United Reformed...Read more
The Missional Network places a high value on discerning God in our neighbourhood contexts. But how do we rediscover our place within that context and why has that rediscovery become necessary? Martin traces the story of a lost connection. He suggests resources to protect the health of a renewed engagement that reside deep within our identity as the people of God...
Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar. – Antonio Machado Those of us formed and framed by Western late modernity have tended to believe we can find our way, with enough study, focus and determination. Be it the...Read more
Introduction The Missional Network’s convictions are formed out of an ongoing engagement with a question posited by Lesslie Newbigin over thirty years ago: What is the nature of a missionary encounter with the late modern culture that shapes the West?...Read more