Shifting Structural Paradigms featuring the Missional Wisdom Foundation

CBF Conversations Podcast, August 4, 2019

No Longer Preaching to the Choir - from D Magazine

Missional Wisdom Foundation still wants people to gather at churches - but for coffee or yoga or maybe even beekeeping instead of Sunday services. (July 2019)


How Churches Are Renting Themselves Out to Stay Afloat - from Relevant

Should churches be a place to do business? CBS This Morning ran an interesting story this weekend that looks at a new trend among some churches that are struggling to stay open. (March 18, 2019)

Churches Find Alternative Ways to Make Money - from CBS Morning News

Missional Wisdom Foundation helps congregations become a place for commerce. (March 16, 2019)

Churches Finding New Life from Fox Business

Missional Wisdom Foundation Executive Director Rev. Larry Duggins and White Rock United Methodist Church Pastor Mitchell Boone on how they are helping U.S. churches combat low attendance and high costs. (December 18, 2018)

My visit to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC

Jim Dennison includes a discussion of the work of Missional Wisdom Foundation. (November 30, 2018)

America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches - from CityLab

Three blocks from my Brooklyn apartment, a large brick structure stretches toward heaven. Tourists recognize it as a church - the building’s bell tower and stained glass windows give it away - but worshippers haven’t gathered here in years. (November 26, 2018)

American’s Epidemic of Empty Churches - from The Atlantic

Religious communities often face a choice: Sell off the buildings they can no longer afford, or find a way to fill them with new uses. Quotes from leader Larry Duggins, featuring The Mix and Haw Creek Commons. (November 25, 2018)


Shelter from the Storm

When Hurricane Florence pounded the North Carolina coast, Randy Evans (a Fall 2017 Launch & Lead student), opened his home to people living outdoors. That act of hospitality exemplifies his ministry, which offers community and friendship to the poor. (November 13, 2018)

2018 Harry Denman Evangelism Award

Randy Evans, a Fall 2017 Launch & Lead student, is awarded for his pioneering work in evangelism. (June 29, 2018)


15+ Great Coworking Spaces for Dallas

The Mix Coworking has been featured as one of the 15 Best Coworking Spaces for Dallas Startups & Entrepreneurs. (May 18, 2018)


Person of Interest: Matt Johnson

MWF Director of Spritual Formation, Matt Johnson, is featured as a Person of Interest in Wichita Magazine. (April 2, 2018)


Living on a Prayer

The Ahadi Collective finds community and hope while turning out handmade works of art. (March 23, 2018)

2018 Communicator of the Year

The Rev. Deborah Coble (Launch & Lead graduate and past pilgrimage participant), was named 2018 Communicator of the Year by the United Methodist Association of Communicators. (March 9, 2018)


Neighboring Movement Makes SoCe a Smaller World

Four people [MWF Launch & Lead grads!] are making the south central, or "SoCe," part of Wichita a friendlier place to live. (March 5, 2018)


Walking Tall Wilmington

Randy Evans is a current Launch & Lead student, who has a heart for people living in poverty. (March 1, 2018)


Good neighbors lead to great things

Launch & Lead graduates in South Central Wichita are proving that good neighbors lead to great things. (March 1, 2018)


They're Being Good Neighbors

Launch & Lead graduates and hub leaders are looking to transform South Central Wichita...and the nation. (February 27, 2018)


4 Reasons Why

"The Mix Coworking & Creative Space, the cozy artist-friendly space in an East Dallas church basement, [is] where you will find African refugees repurposing donated fabric scraps into pillows and local caterers rolling out pie dough in the new commercial kitchen." (February 2, 2018)