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Thin Places

Author: Jon Huckins w/ Rob Yackley June 1, 2016

People who covenant to live in NieuCommunities,  missional communities set-up in three cities: Vancouver, Pretoria, and San Diego, pledge to live within a ten-mile walking distance of each other, worship, pray and share meals regularly, and engage in mentoring, coaching and daily mission work. In this 2012 group study published by Housestudio, NeiuCommunities members and authors Jon Huckins and Rob […]

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Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!

Author: Rebekah Simon-Peter May 15, 2016

Called “the most direct, attractive, and no-nonsense argument I have yet seen for the holy obligation to Christian greenness” by Phyllis Tickle (facebook.com/GreenChurch) and perhaps a “must read” for every congregation in America, Green Church could be used for small- group study or a whole-church campaign. The basic approach of this resource is that taking care of the […]

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“If Only Today You Knew…The Things That Make For Peace”

Author: The Institute for Peace & Justice May 3, 2016

This resource, originally written for Catholic congregations and schools but centered  in content around the work and words of Baptist pastor Martin Luther King Jr., offers an ecumenical approach to mainline Christian churches about how to respond to the gospel’s call for peace and justice. It includes six sessions that can be combined or simplified to […]

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Missional Essentials: A Guide For Experiencing God’s Mission In Your Life

Author: Brad Brisco & Lance Ford April 27, 2016

This resource includes 12 sessions to help participants develop  a better understanding of what “missional” means, and to inspire them to participate in God’s mission in their neighborhoods and communities.  The study would be easy to use in a small group or adult Sunday class. Each lesson has a central theme, a Bible reflection (for […]

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Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Author: N.T. Wright April 20, 2016

This six-session study on Christian hope by Church of England Bishop N.T. Wright accompanies his book of the same title published by Harper One in 2008.  Wright teaches that we can live in this world now with an assurance and hope of resurrection that moves us to help those in its darkest corners.  The first questions he asks in […]

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Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions

Author: Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert April 20, 2016

Did your youth go on mission trips this past summer? Are you looking for a resource that prepares and debriefs adult mission team members? Do you want to teach how we can do short-term mission in ways that deepen long-term relationships and deepen our understanding of poverty? Consider this new study by Steve Corbett and […]

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Following Jesus Today: Challenges and Opportunities, Participant’s Book

Author: Paul Detterman November 13, 2015

This study, written by Paul Detterman and other teaching elders in the Presbyterian church, starts with the premise that proclamation wedded with compassion is the basis of the Christian church’s missional identity (missio Dei). This resource teaches that stewardship and mission grows out of our missional identity as disciples of Christ.  The 6-session study for small […]

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Teaching the Prophets—Living as Prophets

Author: James McGinnis October 31, 2015

God’s word through the Hebrew prophets is a word for all times and teaches us how we are called to be God’s prophets now. That is the premise of this Bible study, written by Institute for Peace & Justice’s founder James McGinnis, that teaches mission practice by starting with justice issues and the Christian’s role in working toward justice. […]

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Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding – Call to Mission

Author: Christine Coy Fohr and Hunter Ferrell October 30, 2015

New from the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding series is Call to Mission, written by Christine Coy Fohr and Hunter Ferrell, Director of World Missions for PCUSA. This new 6-session course guides class members through Bible study as well as through current crises of poverty and violence, ultimately leading students toward a deeper level of […]

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