Like never before I think it is important for us to clearly define what a missional community is. Over the next three weeks I will be sharing how we at Redeemer define missional community, our vision for missional communities, and how we establish vision/form missional communities.Read more "Clearly Defining a Missional Community"
Recently at Redeemer, we took around 30 of our leaders through 8 weeks of MC training we’ve called the MC Fast Track. Our hope for the MC Fast Track was three-fold: to provide on-going training for existing MC leaders to equip new leaders hoping to launch MCs to “fast track” those who were new to our […]Read more "Training Leaders for Missional Community"
I’ve lived in 3 neighborhoods in the last 5 years, and in every neighborhood I have set out with intentions of being “missional”. Each neighborhood was a fresh start and a new people to engage with the gospel. How exciting! But it didn’t take long for the excitement to run dry and for me to […]Read more "3 Tips for Neighborhood Missionaries"
You can think of a missional community like a wheel with five spokes. When all five spokes are strong the wheel is able to move forward and do it’s job perfectly, with no weakness. In the same way, we have identified five components for our missional communities. When these components are all strong the missional […]Read more "5 Components of our Missional Communities"
Sharing a meal together regularly is an important piece to missional community life in Redeemer. It is through the meal that we have an opportunity to bless one another ever week, and it is over the meal that we have the opportunity to encourage one another toward Jesus and his mission. In fact, Jesus himself […]Read more "Tips and Ideas for the Weekly Meal"
Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry is hard. One of the things that makes it so hard is that there is so much equipping to do! We need to teach people to read their bibles, share their faith, love their spouse, raise their children, pray, work and rest unto the Lord, live […]Read more "Making Disciples: Push vs Pull"
Last week my wife and I made our first trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to spend a week learning from Soma Communities. “Soma School” is a week long immersion into the life of Soma Tacoma, a church that has had major influence on what we are doing at Redeemer. The week included lots of […]Read more "Takeaways From My Week at Soma School"
If you have ever planted a church, pastored a church, or lead a ministry you are familiar with the “how is your church doing?” question from friends, family members, and well-wishers. What I have found is that what people are really asking when they ask this question is, “is your church growing?“. They want to […]Read more "Missional Community Metrics"
There is no great work of God that doesn’t begin with prayer. As a missional community leader I think it is of utmost importance that I am praying for the Lord to go before me and lead me into disciple making. If I want to see the Father use my MC, I must pray and […]Read more "Get Out and Pray"
Last week Nate Navarro posted (read it here) giving us three things not to do when leading a missional community. One of the things Nate pointed out was that we should not de-value Sundays. Here is a follow up to that giving practical ways missional communities can value Sunday gatherings. 1. Prayerfully approach Sundays Develop […]Read more "5 Ways Missional Communities Can Value Sundays"