Missional initiatives are all about incarnating the message of the cross together in community to those in the culture around us. That’s the “Missional Challenge” – to exegete the culture in order to communicate the gospel effectively.

Over the past seven years, the Missionary Church Western District has been intentional about starting new churches. The MCWD includes six states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.

The MCWD Church Multiplication Team has as its mission to facilitate a church multiplication movement in each region of the Western District through

Growing up, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green so we wouldn’t get pinched by our friends at school. Nobody ever explained to me who he was and what he did. So, this morning as we ate a “green” breakfast, I told my kids about St. Patrick. Here are three things you should know about him…

What makes a team effective in ministry? I asked that question this morning to our missions class at church. Here a few important keys:

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Count Ludwig Nikolaus von Zinzendorf is a preeminent example of the convergence between prayer and missiology. He allowed some refugees from Moravia to establish a village on his land in southeast Germany.

Christianity is about Jesus! And it is about “being Jesus” to everyone everywhere!

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I am a missionary with OC International–a global ministry of international missionary teams. There are more than 400 OC missionaries seeking to come alongside the national church to partner together in fulfilling the Great Commission.

My friend Chris Fukunaga planted a village community in Long Beach, California. He was one of the presenters at our first Missional Leaders Summit in March 2006.

What did Jesus do? Since incarnating the gospel is about being Jesus, believers have to be good followers of Jesus. They have to learn from Jesus. They have to imitate Him.