"Making Sense of Missional" series. But it is for good reason. Starting Thursday and through Saturday, I will be at the Diocese of Texas' annual council gathering. My colleague and friend, Beth Magill and I will be providing a practical workshop on Ashes-To-Go on Thursday (here are some thoughts on why I see Ash Wednesday as a great first-step, evangelistic opportunity). Additionally, Beth and I, along with our colleague Francene Young will be offering 3 workshops on missional ministry which are going to be great! We've had a lot of laughs developing these learning opportunities to learn about a missional hermeneutic, spiritual practices and congregational strategy. Check the schedule for details.
At council this weekend, we will be debuting a Bible study series Beth and I have developed for communities and congregations hoping to develop missional practices. We're excited to hear how people use this. Additionally, Beth, my family and I have decided to start a gathering using this tool at the Evans' place. If you're in the Houston, Montrose area and interested in joining us, get in touch.
One of the other cool things I get to do through my work with the Diocese of Texas is work with those training to be priests and deacons in our diocesan family. Later this month, I will provide my first class with the Iona School of Ministry on Missional Theology and I am super excited about this. If you're attending (or not), you can take a look at the class outline here.