From Pat Taylor Ellison, instructor of the 2015 Missional Leadership I course, to those in the class:
Here’s a tip: Try to always speak and write in active voice.
Even rewrite beloved prayers into the active voice. Instead of “We are saved by the grace of God” just try it this way: God is saving us by God’s grace.
Get God into the subject position. It changes everything.
Then it’s not about what you want to do or what Edna or Cecil want to do – We look for what God is up to, test it with our faithful brothers and sisters, and all of us get on board with THAT. It is God’s mission – the misseo Dei – find what God is doing, and join it.