As a part of the Soma family, we often speak of living out our gospel identity in everyday rhythms of life (know the story, listen, bless, celebrate & suffer, eat, rest & work). In fact, much of what we do is not meant to add things to the schedule, but bring intentionality to the things […]Read more "Practical Examples of Everyday Rhythms"
As you lead a missional community you will come across many different types of people. The following are six types of people I have encountered while leading. It should also be noted that people may display characteristics of each at different phases, and ultimately our goal as leaders is to help everyone understand their identity […]Read more "6 Types of People In Your MC"
In Romans 12, the Apostle Paul exhorts us not to copy the behavior and customs of the world, but to let God transform our minds so that we might discern what is the good, perfect, and pleasing will of God. We need the Spirit to renew our minds so that we might act appropriately with […]Read more "15 Characteristics of a Christ-centered Family"
As we are leading people on Jesus’ mission of making disciples it is always important to stop and reflect to make sure that we are being a healthy family. Below are five questions that we have found helpful when reflecting on our MCs. Do we have a clearly defined mission for making disciples and are […]Read more "Missional Community Health: 5 Critical Questions"
Recently I made a list of 100 ways to engage your neighborhood. I have found that it is often helpful to have practical ideas to start engaging the people around me. Most of the things on this list are normal, everyday things that many people are already doing. The hope is that we would do […]Read more "Practical Ways To Engage Your Neighborhood"
The workplace is an everyday context where many people spend the majority of their time. It is important for us to know what it looks like to bring gospel intentionality to our jobs. Hopefully this will help spark a few ideas for connecting with and blessing your coworkers. 1. Instead of eating lunch alone, intentionally eat with […]Read more "30 Ways To Bless Your Workplace"
As the a missional community leader you don’t have to do everything during the meeting night, but you need to make sure the pieces are in place for the meeting to be extremely hospitable. This is huge because the meeting night is going to model hospitality for your people, and extend it to those who […]Read more "Is Your Missional Community Meeting Hospitable?"