TPFKATC – Part Three

kinnon —  April 4, 2007 — 3 Comments

Jamie Arpin-Ricci writes Part Three of The People Formerly Known As The CongregationWe are the Community Coming To Be Known As Missional. Please go and read it all. This is how he ends:

We are the Community Coming To Be Known As Missional, but we are not there yet. We acknowledge our weakness and foolishness, as it is the weakness and foolishness of God. We are flawed, broken, proud and afraid. While we are committed to becoming this community without apology, we acknowledge that our becoming is dependant on the whole Body of Christ. While we believe we have something to offer the whole Church- something critical and prophetic- we also acknowledge that we need them equally as much. Above all, we need God – Father, Son and Spirit – to complete in us what we are created to be.

Part One is here. Part Two is here.

Who will write Part Four? (UPDATE: It was John Frye.)

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3 responses to TPFKATC – Part Three

  1. Thanks! I appreciate the affirmation.


  2. roger matters April 5, 2007 at 8:47 am

    tpfkatc – part ***

    You guys are making it too complex, with all the lastest generation of terminology and labels — “missional”, “post-modern church”, “emerging church”,…

    But not crossing to the other side of the road (Luke (10:25-37) means that OUR schedule gets interrupted, and for who knows how long? Oh no, we have a project to finish and we want/have got to get it done by such and such a time/date.

    And to “sell what you have and give it to the poor and come and follow me?” No way because then I will be forced to do it God’s way and look at the children of Israel: they hated the manna.

    Well, I am no better than they, because I hate it, too.


  3. Roger,

    With respect, the terminology has meaning to some of us far beyond being simply an expression of the “latest generation”.



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