One of the individuals who has influenced the way I think and practice ecclesiology more than anyone else has been Lesslie Newbigin. Considered by many to be the Father of the Missional Church conversation Newbigin is easily one of the most significant missiologists of the twentieth century. For some time now many of his writings have been available online for free at As a pastor I’ve been wanting a way to encourage more people to experience the wisdom and practical insights Newbigin has on the Christian life, so I’ve decided in 2011 to schedule some time out to wright a series of Small Group Study Guides based on a few of his writings available for free online at as well as on a few of his major books in print. Stay tuned for more information coming soon….