Mission Lab
Episode 074 – The Big Show: Why Do Millennials Think It’s Wrong to Share Their Faith?

Episode 074 – The Big Show: Why Do Millennials Think It’s Wrong to Share Their Faith?

March 4, 2019

We recruited a cast of thousands to break down this timely question brought up by a reason Barna study: why do Millennials apparently think it's wrong to share their faith with the hopes that others will one day join their faith? Actually, eight of us sit around a living room for a fireside chat for a lively and riveting discussion about what it means to share one's faith and how one might do it in an age of pluralism. 

Episode 073 - If We Were Planting a Church From Scratch (In Seven Steps)

Episode 073 - If We Were Planting a Church From Scratch (In Seven Steps)

February 19, 2019

Though we have never planted a church from scratch, we offer some very practical advice on what we would do if we did. Or at least how we would start the process. 

Episode 072 - James Moors: From Homeless Druggie to Church Elder

Episode 072 - James Moors: From Homeless Druggie to Church Elder

February 12, 2019

Shawn sat down with one of his new elders at his church to talk about his journey into missional leadership. Hear James Moors's inspiring story from living on the streets of Bangor to running a soup kitchen to being an elder of evangelism for a restarted church. 

Episode 071 - The Art of Dialogue

Episode 071 - The Art of Dialogue

February 4, 2019

Hard conversations are, well, hard, but they are so critically important. We talk about the importance of dialogue - both when it comes to life in community as well as discipling others who don't know Christ, offering a few pointers.

Episode 070 - You’re Kidding Me!

Episode 070 - You’re Kidding Me!

January 31, 2019

We're back again - this time with Camille, to discuss children's programming and what it's been like to provide it during the adult worship gathering.

Episode 069 - Is This the Way to Be Missional?

Episode 069 - Is This the Way to Be Missional?

December 10, 2018

Shawn shares a few stories he experienced recently about people who were trying to proselytize and witness and reflects on whether these are the best ways to be missional. 

Episode 068 - We’re Back!

Episode 068 - We’re Back!

December 3, 2018

After taking a hiatus for a couple months, Shawn returns and explains where they've been, what they've been up to, and how their church restart and missional efforts are going.

Episode 067 - Same Time, Same Place

Episode 067 - Same Time, Same Place

October 4, 2018

What can happen if we regularly show up at the same place at the same time? Good things. Though we've touched on this before, we discuss the importance of getting into missional rhythms, sharing some inspiring stories about the people we've blessed and drawn into our lives simply by showing up repeatedly to the same place at the same time. 

Episode 066 - An Undocumented Mexican Atheist in Maine Goes to Church

Episode 066 - An Undocumented Mexican Atheist in Maine Goes to Church

September 25, 2018

Meet Jose. He's a friend of Shawn's. The two met while Jose was serving Shawn and his book club at a Mexican restaurant in Bangor. From there, the friendship blossomed - and now Jose sits down with Shawn and shares his reflections on his disbelief in God, growing up in Mexico, living as an undocumented immigrant in the United States, and his experience at Shawn's restarted church.

Episode 065 - Restart Reflections

Episode 065 - Restart Reflections

September 19, 2018

After "re-launching" our Sabbath gathering service on September 15, we share some reflections on what went down and how it went.