Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Missional Concepts Consulting

John Smulo and I are forming a consulting group with the vision of helping leaders, non-profit organizations, businesses, churches, and community groups navigate the difficult to follow and often misunderstood world of New Religious Movements (NRM's), and similarly help give guidance toward becoming missional in the 21st century.

Missional Concepts Consulting has the following goals: mapping popular trends in occult and NRMs among youth and adults, allaying fears and misunderstandings surrounding unique religious expressions, giving sensitivity training toward religiously diverse individuals, and groups, identifying legitimate concerns attached to occult practices, understanding the worldview and the subculture of NRMs, and creating an effective evangelistic model towards the occult and NRMs.

We will be making ourselves available to denominational groups, churches, schools, and any group or organization which has concerns about the rise of NRMs and desires to form a healthy response to those who are involved with them.

Although New Religious Movements are our specialty, we also will be working to help churches navigate the issues of defining what it means to be missional in the 21st century, and engaging emerging church culture. Pastoring a small church with an enormous evangelical outreach in Salem, Massachusetts has given me a unique perspective on retaining a missional stance while navigating the turbulent waters of change.

Should you know churches whose needs and concerns can be addressed by this service feel free to contract us:

John Smulo - jjsmulo@yahoo.com
Phil Wyman - pastorphil@salemgathering.com

10 comments:

cerndeosil said...

A fantastic team. :)

BB

Mike

Pastor Phil said...

Gee - thanks. I think John makes the team fantastic.

Lainie Petersen said...

So do you, Phil!

Pastor Phil said...

Lainie,

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement. (Blush, blush)

Webb Kline said...

Phil, hope this isn't tantamount to going from the frying pan into the fire. God has his ways of preparing us for things to come. Ah well, I guess it does us no good to run, eh?

Many blessings and prayers. This is a winner.

Pastor Phil said...

At least the fire is quick.

The frying pan was a long slow process, but left a good tan.

Adam Gonnerman said...

Phil,

Sounds great. So, will there be a website? Something incorporated? How will this work?

Pastor Phil said...

Hey Adam,

Yes there will be a website. It will work as a face to face consultancy primarily. We will come to groups with a desire to understand and navigate the issues of NRMs (including variations of evangelical Chrisianity: i.e. churches attemptingg to navigate working with other churches of varying traditions and navigating that task). Being based on both coasts we have fairly good access to the whole of the US right now.

Ken said...

I appreciate your blog and topics you're writing on. I've put together a blog to spur on my generation to live missionally. Let me know what you think!

http://www.missionaryroad.com

Ken

Pastor Phil said...

Ken,

Thanks bro. I'll check in from time to time on your blog as well.