Missional living: keeping it simple, keeping it real

If you want to engage in missional living you will enjoy this read.


Let me start this post by reminding readers that I think attentiveness is the key to participating in the mission of God. The missional church conversation begins and ends with the conviction that the mission is God’s and not ours to invent or manufacture. If it were ours to invent, then busyness would be the highest priority. But since it doesn’t belong to us, but to God, then paying attention is the highest priority. And the number one enemy to attentiveness is distraction born of busy-ness.

There is hardly anything in our culture that invites us to slow down, and the calls to fill our lives with as much as we can are everywhere. But this doesn’t deliver to us the real world. It delivers instead a world under the illusion of our control. In fact, it is a world wherein we serve the principalities and powers of this age–a…

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About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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