God’s original hope and intention for people–all people–that their lives and families would show the world what he is really like. You may not have been raised this way, but the next best time to begin...is now.
Dennis Rigstad knew for years that God was calling him to preach the gospel to the nations, but he didn't realize that quest would bring him to Austin.
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.
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 Communities Do?” and we have summarized it into three different practices...
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.
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.
For most of us a quick image describing what we desire to say is very powerful. Here's a collection of simple images for discipleship and mission 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.