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A Summary of STAND - 2013 Missio Nexus Mission Conference

The annual Missio Nexus Missions Conference last week was a powerful time for GMI to engage people with information on global mission and to connect with some of our key partners. But how do you process all that went on (whether you were there or not)? Here is a great curation of the conference that is worth taking some time to read through and pick out some items for follow-up:

 


Failure in Ministry

“Rejection does not mean failure. Failure is when we refuse to be rejected.” Francis Chan

We don’t understand failure in a ministry context. I’m at the Missio Nexus mission conference this week and Francis Chan is one of the speakers. He challenged our thinking about success and metrics. This is an ongoing issue because we are raising the game in the area of outcomes and metrics in the ministry world.

But at the same time as we are increasing our professionalism in how we measure and manage success, we cannot forget that success in the Kingdom is fundamentally a different game than success as defined by the world.

How do you deal with the push to measure things the world cares about as a Kingdom endeavor? That is the question we need to be asking.