Getting Drunk and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Reflection by Matt Blackwell Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but...

12 Simple Ways To Be On Mission This Halloween

Guest post by Jeff Vanderstelt This coming Halloween offers a great opportunity for many to engage in new relationships with those around us or to revisit some old relationships with new missional...

Halloween: Trick, Treat or Missional? – Jo Saxton

Guest post by Jo Saxton Its that time of year again…. In the UK back in the day, Halloween was a lot more black and white. Quite literally. Where I lived, trick or treating seemed more spiteful and...

3 Practical Ways To Be Missional This Halloween

Or, Why Jesus Wouldn't Attend The "Harvest Party" At Your Church Guest post by Seth McBee Halloween is coming upon us.  It’s interesting to me that for many this becomes a “hot button” topic to...

FREE eBook: Missional Community Made Simple

Looking for a practical and simple guide for living on mission? Trying to get your head around all the "missional community" lingo? Inside Missional Community Made Simple, 9 leading thinkers and...

Defining Missional Communities Series :: Pt 6

This is the final post in our short series on Missional Community as it is envisioned here at The Austin Stone.  In case you missed them: Why Missional Communities? What is a Missional Community? MC...

Defining Missional Communities Series :: Pt 5

The Practices of Missional Community: FAMILY GATHERING Over the last few weeks, we have been answering the question, “What do Missional Communities Do?” and we have summarized it into three different...


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.

Defining Missional Communities Series :: Pt 1

At the Austin Stone, we recently sent out a series of posts to our people on the topic of Missional Communities. In sharing these posts, our hope is that they will help you understand our church and the calling that God has given us.