Last week I got an offer I couldn’t refuse. A group of men wanted to take me and 4 others under their wing and mentor and coach us for a year – for free. They will work to develop analyze and develop our leadership skills, help us develop personal and professional plans and goals, do consulting in our churches and provide resources (possibly) for personal and professional development. In addition, we will be spending June 11-13 at Fuller Seminary with Alan Roxburgh on their nickel (the guys, not Fuller). We all will also meet together and read 4 books and learn together. Kind of a small cohort.
I’ve talked with a couple of folks about this and now want to begin further talks with the blogosphere. My thought is to create a Missional Fellowship that meets 3 times per year in various cities (large cities or cities with easy access). In those cities, we identify churches and church leaders that are missional in what they are doing and ask if they will meet with us for a day. For instance, maybe we could get Nelson Searcy from the Journey Church in NYC meet with us for a day, or we split it up and try to get Nelson in the morning and Tim Keller in the afternoon. Then we spend the next day meeting together and talking, learning and sharing with each other about how we can be missional in our own context. Maybe, we work together on projects or missions opportunities or share resources. In addition, we try to identify one or two potential missional leaders and invest and mentor them. Finally, I would like to develop a repository of missional articles and blog posts that range from the theological to the practical on one site.
The fellowship should not have a leader. We need to be starfish, not spiders. It should be a true fellowship.
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