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:
- A Definition of Missional Community
- Why Identity Is First (And How That Translates To Your Context)
- 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:
- Why A Missional Community Is Not Primarily a Small Group Bible Study
- Why A Missional Community Is Not Primarily a Social Activism Group
- Why A Missional Community Is Not Primarily a Weekly Meeting
Module 3 - 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:
- The Nuts and Bolts of Shared Leadership
- Group Multiplication
- Assessing & Training Leaders
Module 4 - 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:
- Building a Healthy Core Group to Launch a Missional Community
- How To Include Not-Yet Believers
- Engaging the Bible and Gospel Equipping
Module 5 - Making Missional Community a Lifestyle
It's important for 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, how to reorient life around mission, gospel hospitality and engaging neighors naturally. Some of the Lessons in this Module include:
- How To Identify And Live Out Normal Rhythms Of Life To Engage With The Gospel
- Engaging Neighbors Naturally
- Reorienting Life Around Mission
Module 6 - 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:
- Reactive vs Proactive Mission
- Dealing With A Consumer Mentality
- The Dangers of Individualism
Module 7 - 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! Some of the Lessons in this Module include:
- Do Missional Communities Have To Be Neighborhood Based?
- How To Non-believers Participate In Missional Community?
- What Do You Do With Youth and Kids?
- Can An Existing Church Transition To Missional Community?
- And much more!
Meet Your Instructors:
Jeff Vanderstelt is the visionary leader of the Soma Family of Churches, Saturate and the lead teaching pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA. Jeff gets to spend his days doing what he loves – training disciples of Jesus to make more disciples of Jesus and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. Jeff is the author of Saturate, Saturate Field Guide and Gospel Fluency. He and Jayne, his wife of twenty-four years, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie.
Caesar Kalinowski is the author of the top selling book, The Gospel Primer, as well as Transformed and Small is Big, Slow is Fast. He helps those with a high commitment to intentional living in the areas of their family, faith and work acquire the leadership skills and tools necessary to succeed and leave a lasting legacy. He is a spiritual entrepreneur and an avid storyteller. His background includes communications for Fortune 500 companies, media production, working with youth, and has worked in over 20 countries around the world. To date he has owned over a dozen businesses and helped start multiple new faith communities. Caesar has a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership. His is a certified coach and Coach Trainer via CoachNet.