Check out this clip of Jo Saxton at Exponential 2011: On the Verge, as she fields the question: "What do you do with children in your missional community?" She offers great insight into the mindset, flexibility, and creativity required by parents to bring their children into God's mission. In fact, kids may be the best evangelists in your group!
Alex Absalom gives us the keys to an effective Missional Community.
"God is not going to sit around and wait on church people to get it, to prosecute His mission." In this short clip from Exponential 2011: On the Verge, Reggie McNeal challenges everyone to begin the shift from church-centric thinking to Kingdom-centric thinking. Check out this clip from the conference and stay tuned for more clips and full sessions from this year's conference!
Michael Frost challenges us to tell the dangerous story of Yahweh coming to earth as a man, before we tell stories of packed pews and loud choirs.
"The more we divide, the less the world sees Jesus." Check out this powerful message from Leroy Barber.
Check out this clip of JR Woodward during a breakout session from Exponential 2011: On the Verge. In this session he breaks down the skills and gifts of Apostle, Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet, and Teacher, and how these giftings affect the community dynamic.
To be a church for the city requires imagination - thinking outside of the norms of church and church planting. Imagination is to key for the church and itâ€™s people to see the mission as Jesus sees it. The goal in this move is for each individual and church to â€œsee it.â€ Once a follower or church is able to â€œsee itâ€ then a missional movement is possible.
Innovation is the implementation of missional imagination and to do mission as Jesus does it. The goal in this move is for each individual and church to "do it." The outcome of every Christ follower and church living sent lives on mission is a missional movement.
Imagination is key in order for God's people to see the mission as Jesus sees it. The goal in this move is for each individual and church to "see it." Once a follower or church is able to "see it" then a missional movement is possible.
Check out this video from Exponential 2011: On the Verge of Neil Cole encouraging leaders to help their people "see" the mission of Jesus.
Verge recaps the Top 5 most viewed posts from April 2011.
Alan joins Stew from the Verge Network to discuss his upcoming book with Dave Ferguson, On the Verge.
The response to our 1st giveaway of this new book was so incredible that we wanted to give away even more books for FREE! We're giving away another 10 copies of Matt Carter & Darrin Patrick's new book, For the City!
-7 Questions Series- Question 7: What are some stories of hope and struggle you've encountered with Missional Communities? Stew interviews Jo Saxton about stories of hope and struggles that are common to Missional Communities.
-7 Questions Series- Question 7: What are some stories of struggle and success that are common to Missional Communities? First, I think we have to fight as much as we can against what we would view as success because at the end of the day...
-7 Questions Series- Question 7: What are some stories of hope and struggle that are common to Missional Community? The biggest struggle for us has been the whole process of helping our people completely rethink church. We've been on that for probably...
-7 Questions Series- Question 6: What do Missional Communities do? Missional communities will vary across contexts, but they must be rooted in gospel; identity first, then methods and theory. What we've found is that if Christians love the gospel, they'll be willing to do incredible things for the sake of making Jesus known to those around them. At The Austin Stone...