PMC- Partnership for Missional Church
First Lutheran Church is partnering with Church Innovations, a Minneapolis based not-for-profit organization that empowers churches through a
process known as Partnership for Missional Church (PMC).
You may learn more about Church Innovations
by clicking on this link:
Partnership for Missional Church
Partnership for Missional Church is a journey of
spiritual discernment that empowers churches
worldwide to respond to God’s mission. PMC
takes a cluster of 6-12 local congregations on a
journey of discovering God’s specific call to them
for moving beyond doing mission to being
missional in attitude, vision and action.
PMC has as its primary aim to build capacities
in these congregations and judicatory bodies for
the spiritual discernment of where they are, who
they are, what God is doing in their midst, how
God is sending them, and to whom God is sending
PMC is a three phase process that takes
approximately three years to complete. Phase one
is a phase of discovery and attentive listening.
Phase two is a phase of experimenting and
engagement with the broader community. Phase
three is a phase of visioning for embodiment to be
a missional church in community.
Where we are now:
First Lutheran is currently at the beginning of Phase three.
We began an ongoing process of discovery and reflection in
Phase one, and formed a Missional Challenge based upon the discoveries of gifts and partners.
One of our missional partners is Hidden Valley Community Church, and together we feed the homeless every Sunday and Wednesday evening.
Check back here for further details on this and
other Missional Church updates!