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 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"
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"
As we plant missional communities we want every MC to be a family that understands that mission is an ancient work, we want to approach mission reactively and proactively, and we want to accept that mission happens in seasons. To finish out my series on “Understanding Mission” I will unpack seasons of mission. Seasons of Mission Being a […]Read more "Understanding Mission: Seasons of Mission"
Reactive and Proactive Mission Not only is it important to understand that we are joining God in an ancient work, but we must also understand that our missional activity is dependent upon the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Throughout the book of Acts and the Epistles we see the Holy Spirit acting as the guide, […]Read more "Understanding Mission: Reactive and Proactive"
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"