How To Extend The Grace God Has Given Your Family

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 now.

What people want in their city

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.

A Worship Leader Must Be In Community

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.

What Makes Missional Communities Different?

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.

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 practices... More...

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.
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Missional Community Snapshots

Three Missional Communities from The Austin Stone talk about what it looks like to collectively live on mission in their context.

Napkin Theology

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".

Come As You Are

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.

Reaching the Nations at Home

Amber, who was once an overseas missionary, shares how she is now reaching the Nations in her own neighborhood.

Running to the Scene of the Crime

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.