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"
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"
1 DON’T EXPECT EVERYONE TO “GET IT” This is where leaders get hung up a lot: they read a book (like Total Church), go to a conference (like Verge), develop a man crush on a leader (like Jeff Vanderstelt), and suddenly expect everybody in their community to “get it”. The reality is that all of […]Read more "3 Things “Not To Do” If You’re Leading A Missional Community"
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"