Missional Quotes

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Alan Hirsch
“If we're going to impact our world in the name of Jesus, it will be because people like you and me took action in the power of the Spirit. Ever since the mission and ministry of Jesus, God has never stopped calling for a movement of "Little Jesuses" to follow him into the world and unleash the remarkable redemptive genius that lies in the very message we carry. Given the situation of the Church in the West, much will now depend on whether we are willing to break out of a stifling herd instinct and find God again in the context of the advancing kingdom of God.”
Alan Hirsch, The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“This emphasis is directed primarily at the here and now, as Christ-embodying communities of active love in the midst of the world. All of creation is caught up in the restorative work. The mission of God’s people is not simply directed at saving people’s souls from a bad life-after-death into a good life-after-death, but it addresses and hopefully touches the injustice and violence around us—poverty, racism, sexism, economic exploitation, war, environmental destruction—where salvation, justice, and peace can merge.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci, Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick

“If Christianity was only about finding a group of people to live life with who shared openly their search for God and allowed anyone regardless of behavior to seek too and who collectively lived by faith to make the world a little more like Heaven would you be interested ’ ‘Hell yes ’ was his reply. He continued ‘Are there churches like that”
Hugh Halter & Matt Smay, The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community: The Posture and Practices of Ancient Church Now

“If you want to help people we have to dive into people wade into the sea of humanity.”
Hugh Halter & Matt Smay

Lyli Dunbar
“A mission-minded family will serve together. Look for needs in your community and brainstorm with your spouse about how you can partner together to meet those needs in a way that works for you. My husband is handy, and I love to cook. My casserole dish and his tool box work well together. Is there a single mom who could use some help with yard work? Is there an elderly couple who needs help hanging their Christmas lights? Look for creative ways you can serve side by side and connect with each other and your neighbors.”
Lyli Dunbar, Missional Life; A Practical Guide to Living in Light of Eternity

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“The mission of God’s people is not simply directed at saving people’s souls from a bad life-after-death into a good life-after-death, but it addresses and hopefully touches the injustice and violence around us—poverty, racism, sexism, economic exploitation, war, environmental destruction—where salvation, justice, and peace can merge.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci, Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick

“Focus on relationships in your communities and God will come up spiritual conversations will emerge and real needs will come to light.”
Matt Smay

“Jesus, properly understood as shalom, coming into the world from the shalom community of the Trinity, is the intention of God’s once-and-for-all mission. That is, the mission of birthing and restoring shalom to the world is in Christ, by Christ, and for the honor of Christ.”
Randy Woodley, Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision

Tim Chester
“Before they are preachers, leaders or church planters, the disciples are to be lovers! This is the test of whether or not they have known Jesus. This remains the case today: this cross-love is the primary, dynamic test of whether or not we have understood the gospel word and experienced its power...It is our cross-love for each other that proclaims the truth of the gospel to a watching and skeptical world. Our love for one another, to the extent that it imitates and conforms to the cross-love of Jesus for us, is evangelistic.

pp. 56-7”
Tim Chester, Total Church: A Radical Reshaping Around Gospel and Community

“The worst mistake has been that Christians have tried to make their church programs or worship services their third place place other than their home or workplace where they can relax and be in good company on a regular basis . The key is that third places need to be in public zones.”- What if more Christians spent their regular “church” time in places where they could meet others and begin relationships with them What might happen”
Hugh Halter & Matt Smay

Gary Rohrmayer
“Missional leaders understand the power of connecting relationally in their community through personal networking.”
Gary Rohrmayer

Gary Rohrmayer
“On an individual and corporate level the church is learning to love and accept people where they are at on their journey along with providing opportunities and experiences for them to engage relationally with other Christians along with exploring the implications of Christ's teachings. I am a big proponent of the concept that Christianity is more “caught that taught” and that a person’s meaningful involvement in the process is critical to them experiencing the power of the gospel in their lives. This meaningful involvement takes time and persevering love.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Spiritual Conversations: Creating and Sustaining Them Without Being a Jerk

Gary Rohrmayer
“If a church is good at making disciples it will be good at making leaders because in the end, a good spiritual formation plan will lead to an accelerated spiritual multiplication.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“As missional leaders we need to see God as:

Bigger than the problems we endure.
Bigger than the pressures we experience.
Bigger than the people who criticize us.
Bigger than the pain we suffer.
Bigger than the praise we receive.
Bigger than the pride in our hearts.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

“As I speak for many in the budding new missional church world I have to share that I no longer judge the faithful fervent work of so many pastors who have pastored well but who struggle to find their place in this new world. They deserve to be honored instead of belittled. Without their legacy we would have nothing to build upon.”
Hugh Halter & Matt Smay

Gary Rohrmayer
“Missional leaders not only feel the burden of God's mission but they also act on the burden and act upon it sacrificially. Leading a missional church is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and to lead the church beyond it personal limits. Brokenness, inner turmoil and sacrifice will always be part of the missional leader's life.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

“Think out of the box, dream, speak out,
criticize and protest if necessary . . .
but more important, create what you wish existed.”
Jaco Strydom, Confessions oor kerkwees

Gary Rohrmayer
“Missional leaders are comfortable in the own skin.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“Missional leaders not only feel the burden of God's mission but they also act on the burden and act upon it sacrificially.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“The mission that God has given us is a highly relational mission. Jesus said, "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you" John 20:21. Jesus came into this world, lived in obscurity for 30 years and then spent three years relationally investing in twelve men, whose charge was to do the same thing by relationally investing in others. This strategy has worked for 2000 years each of us has been touched by someone reaching out to and investing in us relationally, thus advancing the gospel and the mission of God.”
Gary Rohrmayer, First Steps for Planting a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“Remember all missional advancement always engages missional resistance.”
Gary Rohrmayer

Gary Rohrmayer
“God makes his gospel attractive through people…that is the point of the gospel; it is trans-formative in nature.”
Gary Rohrmayer

Gary Rohrmayer
“God makes his gospel attractive through his people.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Spiritual Conversations: Creating and Sustaining Them Without Being a Jerk

Gary Rohrmayer
“Every church has a marketing plan! The only difference is that some are better than others! When I think of marketing I think of building a relationship with those within reach of your ministry who know nothing about your church or are disconnected from your people.”
Gary Rohrmayer, First Steps for Planting a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“Father, help me focus on my strengths and trust others to fill the gaps of my weaknesses”

Every leader knows the skills in which they excel. They also are aware of those tasks that they maintain a certain level of competence along with those duties they struggle in accomplishing. In my experience there are "want to’s" and the "have to’s" of leadership. The "want to’s" energize a leader and the "have to’s" zap the leader’s creativity and time. The quicker a leader can find those around them that will fill the gaps of their weaknesses, the more effective they will be in achieving God’s mission.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“Keep at it! Remember marketing is building a relationship! If you use marketing for a year and stop, you cut off your relationship with the larger community. Then you will have to re-start the relationship all over again. The old adage “it takes six to stick” is proven true over and over again. I realized this in year three of our church plant. I think of the hundreds of people that came to our services that had no connection with me or our people because we were willing to build a sustained relationship with them through marketing.”
Gary Rohrmayer, First Steps for Planting a Missional Church

Gary Rohrmayer
“Missional leaders know that their church will only grow as large as its capacity to provide ongoing care through a network of small groups and ministry teams.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church

Jonathan Hayashi
“It’s not what we know that will change the world; it’s how we love others and share the gospel (good news) that will ultimately win back the effectiveness of missional outreach.”
Jonathan Hayashi, Ordinary Radicals: A Return to Christ-Centered Discipleship

“When you fight evil with evil, the outcome is certain: evil will win.”
Jaco Strydom