If the mission to make disciples is that clear, why do we ignore Jesus and pursue other things so far down the list of “to-dos”?
All the reasons why I locked my door for Halloween are the reasons why I’m now opening it. You see, Halloween is not my favorite celebration, but it is a missional opportunity. Here's why.
Here are 5 important tips for ministry in under-resourced communities.
Mike Breen discusses what size has to do with mission.
Mike Breen discusses what’s missing from the missional conversation.
We've been doing Missional Communities for years and years, and in that time, we've always tried to boil it down to the most essential ingredients to help pass it on to others.
Mike Breen, Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss how we can recover the power of the gospel among ordinary people.
"I was learning to listen to again, but the Lord would only give me so much and then I had to do something about it. I was learning to listen and put into practice."
Are our development programs about releasing leaders to the missional frontier? Or, more likely, are they about recruiting volunteers to keep the machine of the church running?
"You can't be what you don't see. We get discipleship, but how many of us have seen it last more than one generation? Will we let people imitate our lives? Do I have a life worth imitating?"
In the bid for excellence and in the process of building well-run and professional organisations, I wonder if something has been missed.
How celebrity, consumerism and competition are killing the church in America.
The secrets to community are based on understanding how God created the church to exist and function. What could happen if our groups learned to live them out?
We are used to running programs and 501c3 organizations yet don't understand how the church is supposed to function like a family.
What we need is a way of making and moving people so that as we make disciples, we release them into their destiny of pushing into new Kingdom-frontier. Church-as-Corporation doesn't do this.
Moving from Attractional to Scattered and Gathered - Implementing Missional Communities without killing your church.
Insight and advice on how to practically launch, sustain and multiply Missional Communities, from the authors of the new book, Launching Missional Communities-- A Field Guide.
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.
Mike Breen reminds us that "Attractional" and "Missional" are two ends of the same spectrum, and that missional communities need to be attractive in their missional work.