Friday, July 13, 2007

Missions Concepts Consulting Launched

Two friends and colleagues have recently announced the launch of a new ministry venture called Missions Concepts Consulting. From their email release on the topic:

Our vision is to help leaders, non-profit organizations, businesses, churches, and community groups to navigate the difficult to follow and often misunderstood world of New Religious Movements (NRM's), and similarly to help give guidance toward becoming missional in the 21st century.

Missional Concepts Consulting has the following goals: Mapping popular trends in the occult and NRMs among youth and adults, allaying fears and misunderstandings surrounding unique religious expressions, giving sensitivity training toward religiously diverse individuals and groups, as well as identifying legitimate concerns attached to occult practices, understanding the worldview and the subculture of NRMs, and creating an effective evangelistic and apologetic 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. Both of us are pastors with a passion for developing missional Jesus-followers. However, we also have a deep desire to help churches and other organizations do what we've focused on for years--develop strategies for Jesus-followers to connect with the spiritual marketplace that has enveloped them.

We are going to be releasing a post on our blogs with this announcement today. We are giving you a heads up hoping you might be willing to let others know about our consultancy group. If you have a blog, we would greatly appreciate it if you would post something about the launch of Missional Concepts Consulting. Feel free to copy any of the above information, or that which is on our blogs that you find helpful.

Our blogs can be found at and

If we can assist your church, organization, parachurch group, or educational institution, or if you know of any others who you think might be interested in our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the following addresses or to forward this email on:

John Smulo -
Phil Wyman -

John and Phil are well qualified and experienced to engage in this kind of ministry. I wish them the best in this new venture and in our continued collaboration.

1 comment:

John Smulo said...


Thank you for your support and for letting others know.