Missional practices don’t work in every context, but missional principles do. Missional communities must adapt for every context.
No one has ever intentionally led people to these missional community misunderstandings. And yet, these three misconceptions are prevalent.
"What about Bible studies?" is one of the questions I hear most often when talking with others about how kids can be included in the life of a Missional Community.
Everything we’ve been doing is not wrong, but everything we’ve been doing needs to be done differently to become God's missional church.
Mission is the result of joy. If mission is lacking, it’s because joy and delight in God are lacking. Giving of yourself can be one of the greatest gifts to yourself. Joy comes from glorifying God on mission.
The language for Missional Communities is changing...and that's a good thing.
Ben Connelly discusses incorporating and discipling kids in missional communities. (Part 3)
This week, let’s take a look at Third Place, which helps us to grow in our outward lives, that is, our pursuit of those far from God.
We’re continuing a series of posts on Missional Communities at the Austin Stone. Last week, we answered the question “Why Missional Community?”, and this week we’ll define what a Missional Community is.
There is a hidden barrier to discipleship and mission. It can creep in and destroy mission and discipleship before you know it. Find out more.
"If we're motivating people with an inspiring moment, guilt, shame and fear, or even a paycheck we give them every other week, then we are not motivated by the Gospel. And I for one don't want to be a part of a movement that isn't motivated by the love of Jesus." Neil Cole
If the Gospel doesn't motivate your people, then you can shout and scream and dance and try to motivate them and you'll never see a movement. Find out why.
1. DON'T EXPECT EVERYONE TO "GET IT" This is where leaders get hung up a lot: they read a book (like Total Church), go to a conference (like Verge), develop a man crush on a leader (like Jeff Vanderstelt), ... More...
Leonce Crump and his Missional Community at Renovation Church talk about the joys and challenges of planting a church in a diverse neighborhood in Atlanta.
Find out from Hugh Halter why he thinks Jesus was sacrilegious with Scripture.
We've been doing Missional Communities for years and years, and in that time, we've always tried to boil it down to the most essential ingredients to help pass it on to others.
David Platt and Matt Carter discuss what it means to be a church with a DNA for the nations. Learn how your church can be more involved in spreading the gospel.
Mike Breen, Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss how we can recover the power of the gospel among ordinary people.
"I was learning to listen to again, but the Lord would only give me so much and then I had to do something about it. I was learning to listen and put into practice."