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"
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"
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 all of the “missional community” talk it can be good to pause from time to time and ask some questions: Am I really a part of a missional community? Is “missional community” just a new name for “small group”? What is our mission anyway? Here are 4 signs that you are part of a […]Read more "4 Signs That You Are Part Of A “Missional Community”"