Proverbs 20:5 tells us “the purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out”. Think about this word picture we are being given by the author. There is a deep well of purpose (calling) within the inner person of our being (heart) that needs to be […]Read more "The Role of Coaching in the Church"
Halloween is just a few days away. As you are making your plans and prepping costumes for your little goblins, I wanted to also call us to consider how we might love our neighbors this Halloween. Regardless of how you feel about Halloween, it is one of the best days of the year to get […]Read more "Ideas for Loving Your Neighbors on Halloween"
Last week I defined missional communities. I answered the question: What is a missional community at Redeemer? Our answer: a missional community is a family of servant missionaries committed to growing as disciples and making new disciples in all of life. In that post I unpacked everything in our definition except for the word “committed”. This […]Read more "Your Missional Community Needs a Vision"
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"