Category Archive: Community Values

Family Stories: Margaret

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How do you know that your Missional Community is starting to exhibit the characteristics of real ‘extended family’? We’ve recently found it comes when unexpected events crop up.  Here’s our story: it’s not unique and… Continue reading

Building a M.I.S.S.I.O.N.A.L. Culture

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Here are some of the marks of a M.I.S.S.I.O.N.A.L culture – can you see them in your culture or how could they begin to shape how you and your people live? M –… Continue reading

Real Questions: Making MCs ‘seeker-friendly’?

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Today’s post offers some thoughts on another of our real questions from our readers: How do we start a missional community that keeps Jesus at the centre but is still palatable to unbelievers?… Continue reading

ABCs of UP, IN, OUT: IN

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This is the last in a 3-part series designed to help your Missional Community have a good balance of UP (focus on relationship with God), IN (focus on relationships with each other) and… Continue reading

ABCs of UP, IN, OUT: OUT

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This is the second in a 3-part series designed to help your Missional Community have a good balance of UP (focus on relationship with God), IN (focus on relationships with each other) and… Continue reading

ABC’s of Up, In and Out: UP

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Today we start a 3-part series designed to help your Missional Community have a good balance of UP (focus on relationship with God), IN (focus on relationships with each other) and OUT (focus… Continue reading

Three Keys to Missional Communities: 2. Making Things Reproducible

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  We believe MCs should be Simple, Reproducible and Sustainable; read our first post on ‘Keeping Things Simple’ here. Today it’s all about making things reproducible. If the goal of a Missional Community… Continue reading

Three Keys to Missional Communities: 1. Keeping things Simple

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  How do you keep the life of a missional community simple? How can you avoid making things too complicated? Planning your missional community diary can be daunting. It can seem like there’s… Continue reading

Me for the Community & the Community for the World

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  I’ve been flicking through Alan Hirsch’s excellent book:  “The Forgotten Ways” again this week.  Its a great resource,  well worth a read, or re-read.  One of his best insights is the idea of communitas;… Continue reading

Sustaining a Life of Mission: “Abide in me”

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  As we race towards the end of the school year, the thoughts of most of us are probably turned towards rest, to things slowing down, and to perhaps a change in the… Continue reading