Ben Connelly discusses incorporating kids in missional communities.
Ben Connelly discuesses incorporating kids in missional communities.
WHOLISTIC MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES 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 Practice 1 – Life Transformation Groups MC Practice 2 – Third Place MC Practice 3 –… Read More »
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 practices. The practice of a 3rd Place serves our outward, missional life. Last week, we looked at LTGs as a way to serve the deep inward life…. Read More »
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.
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.
Three Missional Communities from The Austin Stone talk about what it looks like to collectively live on mission in their context.
Consumers, simply speaking, are people who purchase goods and services to meet a perceived need. In the most basic of forms, consumption is necessary to human existence. Each and every one of us is a consumer of something. But what happens when consumption goes from necessity to pleasure, from provision to identity? Consumerism. Our American economic ingenuity… Read More »
For most of us a quick image describing what we desire to say is very powerful. Seth McBee brings us a collection of simplistic images called “Napkin Theology”.
Serge de Leon lives on the border of the United States and Mexico. Coming from a background full of drug abuse, violence, and alcoholism; he shares the struggles of living missionally in a culture enslaved to tradition and family.
John Moores, a youth pastor from Canton, Ohio, shares how God is using missional communities to transform the lives of his students.
Marti, forty-two years old and single, followed God’s calling to move into an inner-city neighborhood in Richmond, VA almost seven years ago in order to help bring the hope of the gospel to a poverty and crime stricken part of town.
Ceasar Kalinowski discusses proactive and reactive missions in communities.
Jen Hatmaker discusses how to kill your missional community.
Caesar Kalinowski discusses the best way to start missional communities and whether begin on neighborhood or network based.
Todd Engstrom shares why small groups don’t work.
With her missional community, Jordan uses her two days off each week to live on mission and serve the Capital Area Food Bank, because she knows that time is the Lord’s, not her own.