MissionalPreacher, a New Preaching Resource, Is Inaugurated for Year B Lectionary
By the Rev. Dr. Titus Presler | Priest-in-Partnership, St. Matthew’s Church, Enosburg Falls
Starting the week of December 4, MissionalPreacher, a new online resource offered by the American Society of Missiology, offers mission-guided exegesis and reflection for every Sunday of the church year, beginning with Advent and Christmastide in Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Here’s the link: MissionalPreacher.
MissionalPreacher has been created for pastors and congregational leaders who seek to engage both the mission field that lies outside their congregation’s front door and the God’s global mission. While intended primarily for preachers in the North American context, Anglican preachers around the world are likely to find it equally helpful.
MissionalPreacher can be especially relevant to the Episcopal Church in Vermont as we seek to grow into a vision of being a missional church through our Local Mission Approaches. It’s not intended to replace commentaries and other preaching aids, but to provide a uniquely missional perspective on the readings for each Sunday of the church year. Each Sunday’s interpretation is authored by a member of the American Society of Missiology as he/she brings a missiological lens to understanding and interpreting biblical texts.
The American Society of Missiology is an inclusive and diverse professional association made up of about 250 members from Independent (Evangelical, Pentecostal, etc.), Conciliar (including Episcopal/Anglican), and Roman Catholic communions of the Christian church. This ecumenical diversity stimulates lively conversation of ideas, issues and scholarship focused on the church’s call to participate in God’s mission in the world.
Try out MissionalPreacher – I think you’ll like it!