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The Church Awake: Becoming the Missional People of God

Stephanie Spellers

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The Episcopal Church has long been perceived as a church of the cultural elite, more concerned with gathering the privileged than participating in God’s mission. This essay asks the questions, What would it take for the Episcopal Church to “wake up” to its original calling: being a community of “practitioners of the reign of God”? How can we engage our rapidly changing mission contexts, especially linking with those who traditionally and systematically have been marginalized, forgotten, and oppressed? The essay then offers the practice of relational organizing as an effective method for developing and leading “transformative, missional communities.”

 
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