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01 August 2008

Michael Frost

Michael Frost is a missional church leader from Australia, well known around the world as an inspiring and provocative speaker on how to face the challenge of our times, the future of the church and what direction it should be taking. Author of Exiles: Living missionally in a post-Christian culture and co-author (with Alan Hirsch) of The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church, Michael provides us with an interesting take on what it means to be a missional church and gives advice for the next generation of church leaders.

Here's a taster from Mike's podcast interview:

What is the one thing you would say to the next generation of Christian leaders?

If I had to just say one thing it would be to re-discover in scripture God's great missional plot that begins at the very moment of creation and runs like a thread right through the whole of scripture, culminating in the person of Jesus and then continuing to unravel even to this day. If we rediscover that one continuous story, that missional plot, missional story, and rediscover the idea that God's people are always people that are acting up, who are always subverting the status quo and never satisfied with the world, we discover something important about who we are as the people of God rather than members of some institution within western culture. And it is then that we might re-discover our much more prophetic and apostolic calling.