My desire is to awaken people to join God in the renewal of all things. I write as one in need of renewal myself. My passion, since my conversion to Christ just before my senior year is college, is to know Christ and follow him, for he holds the key to life.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on helping you develop a missional culture in the congregation that you serve. I write on missional theology, missional leadership, theology and film, spiritual formation, and organizational dynamics. I also review books and interview authors who write in these areas. While these are the primary topics of this blog, I write about other topics as well. I typically blog five to six times a week. An easy way to keep up with my blog posts would be to subscribe via RSS or e-mail.
I have planted churches on both the East and West Coasts, from Blacksburg, VA to Los Angeles, CA., because I believe that God desires to bless the world through communities of faith that are a sign, foretaste and instrument of his kingdom. For as Lesslie Newbigin has said, “what the Lord left behind Him was not a book, a creed, nor a system of thought, more a rule of life, but a visible community.”
After seeking the counsel of those who know me best, I will dedicate the next season of ministry serving people who desire to plant the gospel, make disciples and start new churches. I will be the National Director for Church Planting with V3, where I will help to cultivate and develop a missional church planting movement in the United States, as well as help churches create missional culture. I will be residing in Washington D.C. and serving with District Church locally.
I started my PhD at the University of Manchester (UK) part-time in January 2013, and I will continue to serve with the Ecclesia Network, the Solis Foundation, GCM and the Missio Alliance. I love to surf, travel, read, skateboard, and meet new people. I enjoy photography and film and try to attend the Sundance Film Festival whenever I can.
JR Woodward (M.A., Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary) desires to awaken people to join God in the renewal of all things. He is a church planter, activist, missiologist and author of Creating a Missional Culture (IVP 2012). He founded [nlcf] and cofounded Kairos LA , The Solis Foundation, the Ecclesia Network, as well as the Missio Alliance. He is currently serving as the National Director for Church Planting with V3, a missional church planting movement in the United States. He serves locally with the District Church in Washington D.C, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester (UK). He enjoys blogging and you can find him tweeting here. He loves to surf, travel, read, skateboard, and meet new people. He enjoys photography and film and tries to attend the Sundance Film Festival whenever he can.
He is currently accepting speaking engagements related to his book: Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World (IVP, 2012) If you have an interest in having him speak, the next step would be to check his availability, by clicking the green button below.