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The Online Course You Need To Unleash Your Small Groups

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What is the Missional Community Primer?

This Online Course combines field-tested principles with the power of a practical strategy to simply and quickly guide you through resetting discipleship and mission by starting and growing Missional Communities.

An Online Course Designed To Guide You Through Starting, Leading & Multiplying Missional Communities

Understand the foundation of missional communities and exactly how your groups, leaders, and church can flourish with gospel-centered missional communities.

A Field-tested Process For Developing and Growing Missional Communities

The entire Master Class is based on field-tested and biblical principles for gospel-centered missional communities. You'll get a proven process for helping you identify exactly where to start, but better yet...where NOT to invest your energy and efforts.

Simple Methods For Resetting Discipleship & Mission Through Gospel-Centered Missional Communities

Don't waste your time focusing on the wrong methods - find out exactly which tools and methods will help you start and grow missional communities. Learn the methods of making missional communities a lifestyle, not just an event.

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What's Inside This Course?

Module 1 - The Foundations of Missional Community

You'll walk through the foundations of gospel-centered missional communities, including the one foundation that absolutely must be in place before you attempt anything else. You'll find out what kind of ethos and identity you'll need to have in place before starting your missional communities. You'll also learn some of the most important defining terms, and how everyone can be on the same page. 

Some of the Lessons in this Module include:

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A Definition of Missional Community

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Why Identity Is First (And How That Translates To Your Context)

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Embracing This God-Sized Mission (Without Losing Hope)

Module 2 - What a Missional Community Is Not

There's a lot of confusion about what a missional community is and is not. This Module will clarify all of that, and give you very specific training on the differences between missional communities and other types of groups. You'll walk through exactly what this looks like, including the differences between a missional community and a small group Bible study, a social activist group, a support group or even a weekly meeting. 

Some of the Lessons in this Module include:

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Why A Missional Community Is Not Primarily a Small Group Bible Study

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Why A Missional Community Is Not Primarily a Social Activist Group

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Why A Missional Community Is Not Primarily a Weekly Meeting

Module 3 & 4 - Leadership In a Missional Community

Leading in a Missional Community is critical. In this Module you'll learn why and how the Gospel is central to leadership, what shared leadership looks like (and why that's important), how to multiply groups, how to keep the mission clear in your Missional Community, and assessing and training leaders. 

Some of the Lessons in this Module include:

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The Nuts and Bolts of Shared Leadership

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Group Multiplication

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Assessing and Training Leaders

Module 5 - Starting a Missional Community

In this Module you'll learn what the first stages of a new Missional Community looks like. You'll walk through topics like including not-yet believers, engaging the Bible as a group, and telling the story of God in public spaces. You'll also look at what it looks like to build a healthy core group to launch the Missional Community. 

Some of the Lessons in this Module include:

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Building a Healthy Core Group to Launch a Missional Community

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How To Include Not-yet Believers

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Engaging the Bible and Gospel Equipping

Module 6 & 7 - [How To] Discipleship Lifestyle

It's important for discipleship in a missional community to be a lifestyle, not just an event. In this Module you'll discover how to identify normal rhythms of life to engage the Gospel, creating a discipleship culture, barriers to discipleship, how to reorient life around mission, gospel hospitality and engaging neighbors naturally. 

Some of the Lessons in this Module include:

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How To Identify And Live Out Normal Rhythms Of Life To Engage With The Gospel

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Engaging Neighbors Naturally

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Creating a Discipleship Culture

Module 8 - Barriers To Missional Community

In this Module you'll walk through some of the main barriers to missional community, and how to address them. Some of the topics include identifying reactive vs. proactive missional opportunities, dealing with a consumer mentality, the dangers of individualism (and how to address them), and working with nominal Christians. 

Some of the Lessons in this Module include:

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Reactive vs Proactive Mission

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How To Deal With a Consumer Mentality

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The Dangers of Individualism

Module 9 - Frequently Asked Questions

In this Module we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions. This Module alone is worth the price of admission!

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Do Missional Communities Have To Be Neighborhood Based?

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How Do Non-believers Participate In Missional Community?

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What Do You Do With Youth and Kids?

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Can An Existing Church Transition To Missional Communities?

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And Much More!

Meet Your Instructors

The Missional Community Primer features six incredibly knowledgable and engaging practitioners and instructors.

Jeff Vanderstelt

Visionary Leader of Saturate, Author and Church Planting Leader

Jo Saxton

Speaker, Author, 3DM Leader, Trainer, Disciplemaker

Alan Hirsch

Author: The Forgotten Ways, 100 Movements

Dhati Lewis

Founder and Executive Director of MyBLVD

Dr. Todd Engstrom

Executive Pastor of Ministry Strategies: Austin Stone Community Church

Caesar Kalinowski

Author: The Gospel Primer, Entrepreneur, Trainer, Coach

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"This Online Course really helped us understand where to start and how to flourish with gospel-centered missional communities. It is such a helpful resource for any leader!"

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The Online Course is available on demand. And there is no time limit to completing each Module.

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