Forge believes that an alternative, missional approach to being and doing church is best supported by an alternative approach to Christian spirituality. Intensive two therefore builds on intensive one by suggesting that we need to rediscover a spirituality of engagement, exploring how this spirituality might be successfully sustained, and what implications this spirituality has for the practice of discipling others.Read More
2014 Forge Joplin Missional Intensive #1
Saturday, March 15th
9am - 3pm
Location: LifeChoices Training Room (at the back of the building)
Cost: FREE! (Lunch will be on-your-own)
RSVP by calling or texting Clarke @ 417.310.3980
The Missio Dei intensive is all about the paradigm shifts that sparked the missional church movement. Participants will learn that the missio dei (the mission of God) is at the heart of these paradigm shifts. Over the last century, a renewed focus on the missio dei has changed the way we think about God (theology) and the way we think about and go about being the church in rapidly changing contexts (missiology and ecclesiology). Likewise, the first intensive will challenge residents to see mission as more integral to their understanding of God, to their understanding of what it means to be the church, and to their understanding of how to live for God in their local contexts.
Scott serves as the director of theology for Forge America where he is responsible for curriculum development for all Forge America training resources. He is the author of Forge Guides for Missional Conversation, a series of 5 books designed for small-group study around the mission of God (InterVartity Press, 2013). Scott is also a coach with the Forge Chicago HUB, has been a small group pastor at a local church and is currently finishing his Ph.D program in missional theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.
What is a Missional Church?
Starting Sunday, September 8th, Forge Joplin will be offering Dinner & Discussion gatherings for our friends who would like to discover more about Forge, Residency, and the missional movement. These "tasters" will run every Sunday evening from 5p-7p, through November 24th.
The gathering will be a very casual experience of eating, sharing, and teaching around missionality; specifically designed to give everyone a feel for Forge Residency.
We are so excited to share life, break bread, tell stories, and inspire others with the missio Dei.
Location: Michael Banes' House - 2266 S. Ressie Dr. Carthage, MO
Please RSVP by calling or texting Clarke Cayton @ 417.310.3980
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"Training ordinary people to live as missionaries in their everyday lives..."