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. Here's a collection of simple images for discipleship and mission called "Napkin Theology".
Ceasar Kalinowski discusses proactive and reactive missions in communities.
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, and what we can do about it.
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), ... 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.
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.
"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."
What Jesus did with His 3 years of ministry was invest in a few, entrusting the message to 12 men. There was no Plan B to his master plan for world evangelization. There was only 1 plan: Disciplemaking.
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?
Rick Warren interviews Ying Kai, the founder of one of the most prolific gospel movements in the world today, about simple ways to share your faith.
"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?"
What is the biggest thing that you could imagine God could do through you? God can do more than that.
It's unfortunate that in our society we have separated social involvement and loving God. Find out why those two things should be together.
In the bid for excellence and in the process of building well-run and professional organisations, I wonder if something has been missed.
The very reason many people are not stepping out in mission is because they're not willing to die for the One who died for them. If you get over that, nothing will stop you.
"If the way that God engages the world is through incarnation, the we must become an incarnational people."