Missio Dei

The Anabaptist Missional Impulse by David Flowers

Hello CMF,

In the following video blog, I talk about a few things that have recently come into perspective for me regarding Anabaptism and the missional church. Thanks for watching!

If you missed my blog post Challenges for Anabaptists in a Post-Christian Culture earlier this year, you can watch a video of pastor Greg Boyd deliver his challenging message there.

You can also listen or download the mp3 below.

See you this Sunday as we conclude the Missio Dei series!

Blessings,

Pastor David

What is a Disciple? by David Flowers

Hello CMF,

What is a disciple? What does discipleship look like?

These questions were brought up following the sermon, Missional Church (3 of 6), at our retreat this past weekend. I wanted to take the time to further respond to those questions while reviewing what I covered on the relational "spaces" within the church.

Please give it a listen and consider what God might be speaking to you.

Do you want to go deeper into discipleship? Join one of our small groups and work to meet with your group faithfully in a personal space. Want to join a Life Transformation Group (LTG) of 3-4 people? Please contact me and we will get you plugged in to this intimate space for disciples.

Let's follow Jesus together!

"God did not design us to do Kingdom mission outside the scope of intentional, biblical discipleship. If we don't see that, we're fooling ourselves. Mission is under the umbrella of discipleship."  Mike Breen, Multiplying Missional Leaders (pg.11)


Blessings,
Pastor David

Jesus Demands Our Full Attention by David Flowers

Hello CMF,

In this visual addendum to the sermon, Missional Jesus (2 of 6), I talk further about how radical the call of Jesus is for those wish to follow him.

The word "demand" is pretty strong, but if you listen to Jesus and his call to live for the building of the Kingdom, he is clear about the priority his mission takes over all areas of life.

Listen as I give a few examples of Jesus' call from the Gospels.

What is the Spirit speaking to you about regarding the call of Christ and his mission in your life? Are you looking back at something? Have you procrastinated or put his call on hold? What keeps you from giving Jesus and the Missio Dei your full attention? 

Blessings,
Pastor David