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Sustaining a Life of Worship as a Leader

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A life of worship is one filled with the vivid and joyous awareness of God near us. When I live in the light of how good he is and how much he is… Continue reading

Real Life Discipleship: People of Peace

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  How do you actually disciple people of peace? Getting to the point of connecting with new people who are not yet following Jesus is a major milestone. For many groups this marks… Continue reading

The Idiots Guide to Missional Vision!

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What is missional vision, and how do you get it? A missional vision sets out where you and your group are going – it is your defining purpose. It’s all about seeing a… Continue reading

Three Keys to Missional Communities: 3. Growing Sustainably

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We believe MCs should be Simple, Reproducible and Sustainable; read our posts on ‘Keeping Things Simple’  and ‘Making Things Reproducible‘ from last year. This final post is all about growing sustainably so that we don’t… Continue reading

Does Summer means 6 weeks off from being a Missionary?

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We’ve nearly made it to the end of another school year.  Last night our team celebrated their final Kidz Klub before the summer holidays.  They’ve worked hard and it is rightly time to… 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

When it went wrong….and what we learnt: Multiplication

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  Imagine the scenario: You have a thriving growing group which you seek to multiply and end up killing the group.  Oops. This is a story from when I was working with student… Continue reading

Real Life Discipleship: Predictable Patterns

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  One of the things we encourage Missional Communities to develop is their own rhythm of predictable patterns. A predictable pattern is something that we might do regularly in our lives, like starting each… Continue reading

Real Life Discipleship: Multiplying Life

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  At the heart of missional communities is the understanding that discipleship primarily happens through relationships lived out in extended families on mission.  It means they have a vital role in becoming training… Continue reading

Real Life Discipleship: Deeper Relationships

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If you lead a community how do you plan?  When I first learnt to lead I thought planning involved sitting waiting to hear from God.  Listening to God is of course essential!  But… Continue reading