Develop Disciples, Don’t Use Them

It doesn't matter what level of leadership you are in, too often we use those around for ministry rather than invest in those around us for ministry. Are your people used for ministry or invested for ministry?

How To Be A Missional Leader – JR Woodward

If the church is going to faithfully rebirth herself in the Western context and cultivate a fruitful missional ethos, she must awaken the five equippers to live as cultural architects who awaken the entire community to join God in the renewal of all things.

Advice for Leaders

What advice would Francis Chan give to you as a leader? In this 2 minute video from a talk at the Verge Conference, find out what Francis challenges us as leaders to be and to do.

On The Verge

http://vimeo.com/25103072 Francis Chan delivers this inspiring message at the Exponential: On The Verge Conference 2011. The church in the west in on the verge of either disappearing or a missional movement.... More...

Leading a Street Movement – Reggie McNeal

"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!

How to Know Your Gift – JR Woodward

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.

Equipping for Everyday Life – Jeff Vanderstelt

Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor and leader of SOMA Communities in Tacoma, WA, begins his talk with this phrase, "If you don't know the context in which you are doing ministry, then you are going to be pretty ineffective for ministry." He goes on to unpack the essence of leadership as knowledge, belief, and skill, and explains the biblical principle of making our leadership transferrable.

Dave Gibbons: Adaptation to Change | VIDEO

http://vimeo.com/14629545 There is an undercurrent of anxiety in the evangelical world, and a hunger for something new. And we're sensing the urgency of it. We need fresh, creative counterintuitive ways o... More...

4 Skills to Make and Multiply Disciples

Guest post by George Patterson Skill 1: Evangelize like the apostles did Work in homes of persons of peace: yield control; avoid extraction. Tell the historical gospel events (Jesus' Great Commission in Luke ... More...

Matt Carter: Innovation in Mission | VIDEO

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 in Mission

Check out this video from Exponential 2011: On the Verge of Neil Cole encouraging leaders to help their people "see" the mission of Jesus.

Why Your Group Isn’t Evangelistically Missional

Not every group is going to experience leading the masses into a relationship with Jesus. Every group should be evangelistically effective at some level though. So, why is it that some groups are ineffective when it comes to being evangelistically missional?

Can Groups Be Missional & Make Disciples?

Pastor Brian Jones tells of the response he got from one "nationally recognized" pastor when Brian told him that he hadn't figured out the whole small group thing yet. Brian said the pastor's response was something like this...

7 Questions Series | RECAP

We spent several months with leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional communities. Join the conversation!

Hugh Halter: Peers, Struggles, Dangers, Successes

-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...