Photo credit: Eric Conklin

Photo credit: Eric Conklin

Photo credit: Ryan Klinck

Photo credit: Ryan Klinck

Formation

The Missional Wisdom Foundation experiments with and teaches about alternative forms of Christian community.

When Jesus gathered his disciples for the last time, he invited them to a borrowed room away from the hustle of Passover-week Jerusalem. As they entered the room, they found their teacher dressed as a servant. He knelt and washed their feet, and he taught them that to love the world as God loves the world one must be willing to serve the world. As they moved to the table, he described his act of pouring himself out for the world through the wine and bread that gave them a metaphor for how to live for God and neighbor in the world.

Jesus tied the disciples’ understanding of pouring themselves out to the nourishment of eating. As often as they gathered to meet the needs of their bodies, they would remember their call to service. There is a balance between giving and receiving, expenditure and nourishment.

The Missional Wisdom Foundation recognizes that loving the world missionally requires a balance of being poured out for the world and intentional replenishment.