Tim Douglas and his church find themselves working hand in hand with a community of non-believers in Katy, Texas in pursuit of reaching a diverse culture within their local community.
Growing up, Marco struggled with everything from violence to drug abuse to theft. Through God’s redemptive love, Marco turns away from the Machismo culture around him in pursuit of a better life in Jesus.
Three Missional Communities from The Austin Stone talk about what it looks like to collectively live on mission in their context.
In this video in the Soma “4Gs” series, Mark Alvis shares how he has experienced the truth that God is great, so he doesn’t have to be in control.
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.
Ridden by drugs and violence in his past, Tom shares the battle of planting a church in a community of clashing cultures in McAllen, Texas.
Sam’s traumatic childhood led him to view God the same way that he viewed the people that abused him growing up. After 40 years of walking in guilt and shame, Sam finds freedom as he finds the heart to forgive those who wronged him.
Jason Howard is a pastor from Georgia who learns firsthand what it means to love even when it hurts. As a pastor, Jason often found it easy to live the safe Christian life, but realizes that loving people as Jesus did is not always nice and neat.
John Moores, a youth pastor from Canton, Ohio, shares how God is using missional communities to transform the lives of his students.
After serving as a pastor for twenty five years Michael made a drastic career change in order to fully live a life on mission.
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.
Profile by Casey Henegar Photo by Chris Hedlund Like many Austinites, Denny and Janie enjoy sports, movies, Fruity Fro-Yo and Chuyâ€™s Creamy Jalapeno. Both are quick to point out that they are not superhero Christians, but two ordinary people who have chosen to follow the call of God. God led this pair of only children… 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.
What if we took the words of Jesus seriously, and began to live incarnational lives? This is what Sara has by moving to the South Bronx, one of the poorest neighborhood in the US, to live amongst the people who need to see Jesus.
“I wonder if the reason why Jesus keeps this risk element in play is that it forces us to be reliant upon Him to intervene.”
Alex weighs in on the topic of Risk & Adventure in the life of the Christian. See what it has looked like for Alex to trust God in varying, risky situations.