Category Archive: Family On Mission

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

Christmas, People of Peace and What (Not) to Do

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[This was originally posted 2 years ago..we thought it was a great post so wanted to remind you of it!] Christmas.  Rest.  Peace.  Joy.  Glory. Not if you’re a member of staff at… Continue reading

Growing an Oikos: getting people to commit!

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  I wonder if you have been here:  You’ve come up with a plan for mission in your community, you’re doing something new and are excited about it.  There is a core team on… Continue reading

Growing an Oikos: Getting the Balance Right

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  One of the questions many of us have as we consider how to establish and grow Missional Communities is how do we make it both attractive and manageable for those who join… Continue reading

Growing an Oikos: Changing a Culture

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  In the second part of our series looking at how we develop Families on Mission, Gareth Irvine suggests how to create a culture where everyone belongs to the family and everyone participates… Continue reading

Growing an Oikos: Changing Mindsets

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  Today we start a new mini-series all about how to help you make the shift from thinking about church in terms of a series of events, towards becoming an extended family on… Continue reading

On Leading a Families Missional Community: Part 2

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This post follows Part One where Lucy and Andrew Buckley who lead a families Missional Community in Sheffield called Kin, share some of their thoughts on how they do that well. Keep asking… Continue reading

On Leading a Families Missional Community: Part 1

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Next month sees the release of our new book ‘Family on Mission’ which we’re really excited about.  You can pre-order the book at a reduced price here.  As you might have picked up… Continue reading