Top 12 Posts of 2016

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It’s that time of year when we revisit the resources from the V3 blog that garnered lots of responses from readers/missional practitioners. You all shared the movement in powerful ways this year, and we thank you so much!

Church planters and place-based missiologists used these posts to experience the movemental power of the Kingdom in their neighborhoods, church plants, businesses, and charitable organizations in 2016. With many of us having some down time at the end of the year, it’s a great time to meditate on the things shared by these writers and to forward these powerful posts to anyone who might have come on board since first reading them.

Thanks again for being a part of God’s movemental Kingdom with us. Without you, there could be no movement, so may God bless each of you as you wind down and gear up for 2017.

12. “10 Soul-Restoring Experiences of Silence”

Making time for silence is one of the best things we can do to counter the cultural pressures we face and remember who and whose we are: 10 Soul-Restoring Experiences of Silence, by Kevin Sweeney

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11. “What Frederick the Great Can Teach Us about Discipleship”

The Church must change its focus from behavior management to telling and inhabiting a better story. Strange as it may sound, Frederick the Great can help: What Frederick the Great Can Teach Us about Discipleship, by Matt Tebbe

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10. “Why Planting a Missional Church in the Suburbs Is So Hard”

If you’ve ever wondered why planting a missional church in the suburbs is so difficult, you’re not alone. The Table’s Ben Sternke explains the huge reason for the difficulty: Why Planting a Missional Church in the Suburbs Is So Hard, by Ben Sternke

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9. “Why Service Projects Won’t Make Your Church Missional”

Service projects are often a first move for churches that seek to become missional. But service projects could actually hinder your church from mission: Why Service Projects Won’t Make Your Church Missional, by Ben Sternke

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8. “One Simple Practice When Evangelism Completely Freaks You Out”

Discover how this practice can be used as an evangelistic tool for missional community: One Simple Practice When Evangelism Completely Freaks You Out, by Deb Sternke

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7. “How to Spot an Immature Evangelist and What To Do About It”

Addressing the 5-fold ministry, “How to Spot an Immature Evangelist” addresses the mistake of assuming giftedness equals maturity: How to Spot an Immature Evangelist, by Ben Sternke

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6. “The Difference Between Being Missional and Doing Good Works”

What is missional? How do we know if we’re being missional? Is it about good works done in the name of Jesus? Is it about sharing the gospel? What might we be missing?The Difference Between Being Missional and Doing Good Works, by Matt Tebbe 

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5. “5 Primary Shifts to Become a Place-Based Church”

It’s time to let go of many of our default approaches to doing church, ministry and ‘missions’ if we are going to join the Spirit in our neighborhoods. These shifts can help us become place-based churches: 5 Primary Shifts to Become a Place-Based Church, by Dr. Karen Wilk 

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4. “How to Spot an Immature Pastor and What To Do About It”

What should you do if you recognize an immature pastor in your church, church plant or missional community? What does it look like to disciple a pastor to maturity?How to Spot an Immature Pastor, by Ben Sternke

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3. “How to Spot an Immature Prophet and What To Do About It”

How can you recognize an immature prophet in your church plant? And just what exactly should you do if you find one?How to Spot an Immature Prophet, by Ben Sternke

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2. “Why Mission is Basically Hospitality”

From talking about missions to a missional way of life, the arc of being missional tends toward hospitalityWhy Mission is Basically Hospitality, by Ben Sternke

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1. “How to Spot an Immature Apostle, and What To Do About It”

What should you do if you recognize an immature apostle in your church, church plant or missional community? What does it look like to disciple an apostle to maturity?: How to Spot an Immature Apostle, by Ben Sternke

Equip Your Place-Based Ministry in 2017!

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