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"
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"
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"