Ben Connelly discuesses incorporating kids in missional communities. (Part 1)
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WHOLISTIC MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES This is the final post in our short series on Missional Community as it is envisioned here at The Austin Stone. In case you missed them: Why Missional Communities? What is a Missional Community? MC Practice 1 – Life Transformation Groups MC Practice 2 – Third Place MC Practice 3 –… Read More »
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. The practice of a 3rd Place serves our outward, missional life. Last week, we looked at LTGs as a way to serve the deep inward life…. Read More »
Todd Engstrom continues the series on missional communities and shares about Life Transformation Groups.
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.
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”.
Ceasar Kalinowski discusses proactive and reactive missions in communities.
Jen Hatmaker discusses how to kill your missional community.
Caesar Kalinowski discusses the best way to start missional communities and whether begin on neighborhood or network based.
Todd Engstrom shares why small groups don’t work.
If the Gospel doesn’t motivate your people, then you can shout and scream and dance and try to motivate them and you’ll never see a movement. Find out why.
1. DON’T EXPECT EVERYONE TO “GET IT” This is where leaders get hung up a lot: they read a book (like Total Church), go to a conference (like Verge), develop a man crush on a leader (like Jeff Vanderstelt), and suddenly expect everybody in their community to “get it”. The reality is that all… Read More »
Leonce Crump and his Missional Community at Renovation Church talk about the joys and challenges of planting a church in a diverse neighborhood in Atlanta.
3DM has some great summer webinars happening in the next few months. They range from leading missional communities with children to financial models for church plants. These are a great resource for anyone practicing missional living! Adoption: A family on mission We spend a lot of time talking about how to develop a Family… Read More »
David Platt and Matt Carter discuss what it means to be a church with a DNA for the nations. Learn how your church can be more involved in spreading the gospel.
Mike Breen, Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss how we can recover the power of the gospel among ordinary people.
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