Tag Archive: getting started

September Stories: Stepping Stones

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Today’s story comes from a Missional Community leader from St George’s Church in Deal, Kent.  It’s his story of how the first Missional Community he led started, developed and grew.  What exactly is going… Continue reading

How to…Train, Equip & Support MC Leaders

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  Here are a few reflections I’ve had from my time overseeing Missional Communities: Listen My number one reflection would be to make time to listen! How are the current MCs getting along?… Continue reading

But how can I make Missional Communities work with…? PART ONE

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Are the principles behind missional communities really transferable? Can you really make a community fruitful in any context? I’ve got to be honest, I think the answer is yes. You can do a… 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

Are Missional Communities just ‘Miniature’ Church?

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Question: We are interested in Missional Communities and have read somewhere that the only rule is that they don’t do ‘miniature church’ on Sundays. Why is that? Our desire for missional communities not… Continue reading

From Small Group to Missional Community: Part 2

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Today’s post follows on from last week’s post on tips from moving from a traditional small group to becoming a missional community.  In this post David offers some help on how to engage… Continue reading

From Small Group to Missional Community: Part 1

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Is it possible to transition from a traditional small group to a vision led Missional Community?  This question is one many of us have had to address as we have sought to develop… Continue reading

How to…occupy social space as a Missional Community

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The term “social space” is borrowed from a theory within sociology which identifies different sized groupings that form community.   Social space describes the extended-family sized group that we have identified as a missing… 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

New Resource for Family Missional Communities!

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  We are very excited that the first resource we’ve produced specifically for those leading Family based Missional Communities is now available! Families on Mission: Ideas & Inspiration for leading a Families Missional… Continue reading