A missional community needs a collective vision to flourish as a family on mission together.
What makes a community a desirable place to live? What makes people happy to live where they live? What attaches a person to his or her city? Eric Swanson answers.
Find out why and how we can display the kingdom of our joyful King.
You need to care about the insights of other Christians in your life. God often speaks in the context of community, not just exclusively to an individual.
Community is something that God intended for us to have to be able to express love for one another, exhort one another, and to even suffer with one another. The idea of community can encapsulate a lot of things.
Mike Breen shares the first steps to beginning a missional community.
As a practitioner of missional communities, I am often asked, "What is the difference between a missional community and _____ (small group, Bible study, etc.)?" Here are the differences.
Tim Douglas and his church find themselves working hand in hand with a community of non-believers in Katy, Texas in pursuit of reaching a diverse culture within their local community.
Ben Connelly discusses incorporating and discipling kids in missional communities. (Part 3)
Ben Connelly discusses incorporating kids in missional communities. (Part 2)
The Practices of Missional Community: FAMILY GATHERING Over the last few weeks, we have been answering the question, “What do Missional...
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...
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.
Dave Ferguson shares five ways to bless your neighbors.
Amber, who was once an overseas missionary, shares how she is now reaching the Nations in her own neighborhood.
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.
Todd Engstrom shares why small groups don't work, and what we can do about it.