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Risk & Adventure – Alex Absalom

"I wonder if the reason why Jesus keeps this risk element in play is that it forces us to be reliant upon Him to intervene." Alex weighs in on the topic of Risk & Adventure in the life of the Christian. See what it has looked like for Alex to trust God in varying, risky situations.

How to train leaders: Chris Wright | VIDEO

Christopher J. H. Wright (Ph.D., Cambridge), author of The Mission of God, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His doctorate is in Old Testament ethics. He taught Old Testament in India for five years (1983-1988) at Union Biblical Seminary, and then returned to the faculty of All Nations Christian College, a missionary training school in England, where he was principal from 1993-2001.

Matt Carter: Innovation in Mission | VIDEO

Innovation is the implementation of missional imagination and to do mission as Jesus does it. The goal in this move is for each individual and church to "do it." The outcome of every Christ follower and church living sent lives on mission is a missional movement.
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Rob Wegner: Imagine a Missional Movement | VIDEO

Imagination is key in order for God's people to see the mission as Jesus sees it. The goal in this move is for each individual and church to "see it." Once a follower or church is able to "see it" then a missional movement is possible.

Top 10 Reasons Missional Communities Fail

There's nothing like a healthy missional community where the gospel and discipleship are working hand-in-hand to bring about transformation. But here are 10 reasons I've observed that lead to missional communities failing.

Imagination in Mission

Check out this video from Exponential 2011: On the Verge of Neil Cole encouraging leaders to help their people "see" the mission of Jesus.

Children in Missional Communities

The big point is this: Jesus loves children. In fact, He REALLY REALLY LOVES children! Love for children is very close to the Father's heart, and thus to the heart of Jesus. This means that for all of us, whether we're married or single, young or old, children should be a priority.

Missional Community with Children in Mind

How can our children join us in the overall mission? How do we disciple them all week long? How do we make sure the mission is accessible for them? How do we insure they can participate? And, how do we help them reach their peers as well?

Why Your Group Isn’t Evangelistically Missional

Not every group is going to experience leading the masses into a relationship with Jesus. Every group should be evangelistically effective at some level though. So, why is it that some groups are ineffective when it comes to being evangelistically missional?

Can Groups Be Missional & Make Disciples?

Pastor Brian Jones tells of the response he got from one "nationally recognized" pastor when Brian told him that he hadn't figured out the whole small group thing yet. Brian said the pastor's response was something like this...
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Films

Check out these short films that tell the stories of different Missional Communities from around the U.S.   -- Soma Communities: Tacoma, W... More...

Hugh Halter: Peers, Struggles, Dangers, Successes

-7 Questions Series- Question 7: What are some stories of struggle and success that are common to Missional Communities? First, I think we have to fight as much as we can against what we would view as success because at the end of the day...

Rob Wegner: Peers & Struggles | PRINTABLE

-7 Questions Series- Question 7: What are some stories of hope and struggle that are common to Missional Community? The biggest struggle for us has been the whole process of helping our people completely rethink church. We've been on that for probably...

Question 6 | RECAP

We spent several months asking some of the leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional c... More...

Matt Carter: What do Missional Communities do?

-7 Questions Series- Question 6: What do Missional Communities do? Missional communities will vary across contexts, but they must be rooted in gospel; identity first, then methods and theory. What we've found is that if Christians love the gospel, they'll be willing to do incredible things for the sake of making Jesus known to those around them. At The Austin Stone...

Hugh Halter: What do Missional Communities do?

-7 Questions Series- Question 6: What Do Missional Communities Do? That's a really good question. Sometimes, people are trying to make it look more intense than it is. All it really means is that you have some friends that you live fairly close to, sharing spontaneous life together. In our environment, we try to coach three aspects...

Question 5 | RECAP

We asked some of the leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional communities. Questio... More...

Rob Wegner: How to Train Leaders | PRINTABLE

-7 Questions Series- Question 5: How do you train missional community leaders? The way we've come at this was, first, through missional communities in India. We've been a part of an indigenous church-planting movement there for about 10 years, and it's not the typical approach...