This article defines community as ‘a sense of belonging that is the fruit of common commitments and personal investment’ and explores the art and nature of community building for mission within the context of a rapidly fracturing, individualising and urbanising world...
…Caroline, as well as describing her personal missional journey, suggests how our neglect of the workplace might change, and why it is important that it does for the sake of our ability to be missional and transformational within our secular...Read more
It is now possible to experience African Christianity with its particularity, colouration and idiosyncrasies without leaving the shores of Great Britain. Migration, particularly in the last thirty years, has led to the proliferation and growth of Britain’s black-majority churches. To some degree their character has been shaped by the need for social and cultural identity negotiation within these migrant communities. Over time the membership of Britain’s BMC churches has continued to be Black British and first generation African immigrants...
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
In Western Europe a gap has grown between Christianity and the general culture. This is what we usually call ‘secularization’. It results in the marginalization of the church, repression of the Christian narrative, an increasing alienation of our culture from...Read more