Dr. James Littles Podcast-What is Missional?

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LittlesDr. James Littles is Professor of Practical Theology at Urshan Graduate School of Theology, Dean of Urshan College and Academic Director of Purpose Institute

Dr. Littles is a facilitator at the UGST Symposium, April 4-5, 2013


In Part 1 Dr. Littles talks about:

  • What he feels most suited to do for local church leaders.
  • Listening with confirmability (Resource: The Art of Listening-Dialogue, Shame and Pastoral Care by Neil Pembroke)
  • Why Christology is best to define missional.
  • His role as an Apostolic scholar.
  • How the missionary nature of one church will defer from other churches.
  • Why he wants to tour the church building in order to discover the mission of a local church.
  • The missional exercise he goes through with churches to determine missional agreement.
  • The wrong way to hire a new staff member.
  • Recapturing another definition of being Apostolic.
  • Churches need Red Sea and Jordan River crossings (Resource: Our Home Is Over Jordan by Homer Ashby Jr. )
  • The “border crossing” Jesus led the disciples through by crossing the Sea of Galilee. (Resource: Border Crossings-Christian Trespasses on Popular Culture and Public Affairs by Rodney Clapp)
  • Why the real “change leader” is the Spirit.
  • The problem for the Church is not change, it is rate of change. (Resource: Future Shock by Alvin Toffler)
  • Why any pastor who stays in one church longer than 6 years must be a change leader

Join the Conversation:  How would you finish the statements      “The Church is _________. & I am called to __________.”?

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