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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...
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Children in Your Missional Community – Jo Saxton

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!
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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!
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Our Dangerous Story – Michael Frost

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.
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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.
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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.
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Rob Wegner: Imagine a Missional Movement | VIDEO

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.
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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.
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Question 7 | RECAP

We spent time asking leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional communities.  Question #7: What Churches are Living Out Missional Communities? Wha... More...
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Jo Saxton: Stories of Hope and Struggle | VIDEO

-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.
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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...
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Rob Wegner: Peers & Struggles | PRINTABLE

-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...
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Matt Carter: What do Missional Communities do?

-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...
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Hugh Halter: What do Missional Communities do?

-7 Questions Series- Question 6: What Do Missional Communities Do? That's a really good question. Sometimes, people are trying to make it look more intense than it is. All it really means is that you have some friends that you live fairly close to, sharing spontaneous life together. In our environment, we try to coach three aspects...
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Rob Wegner: What do Missional Communities do?

-7 Questions Series- Question 6: What do Missional Communities do? If you look at what is happening in the church in the West, in terms of cultural proximity, best estimates say that we are within cultural proximity to 40 percent of the population. In other words...
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Hugh Halter: Question 5

-7 Questions Series- Question 5: How do you train missional community leaders? The first line of training is to actually model the behavior. So, within our church here and, what we help other churches do is to identify some existing leaders you have in your church that tend to...
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Reggie McNeal: How to Train Leaders | PRINTABLE

-7 Questions- Question 5: How do you train missional community leaders? The single biggest theme in training is apprenticing so that people do it, and then they learn from it. In some cases, they're actually assigned coaches who are very serious and...
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Matt Carter: How to Train Leaders | PRINTABLE

-7 Questions Series- Question 5: How do you train missional community leaders? We've changed how we're training and discipling our leaders. We've taught them, and we're teaching them, to be self-feeders versus consumers only. We're teaching them how to be self-feeders versus consumers because today in most churches, if you're a typical American Christian...