Tag Archive: lifeshapes

Coaching Conversations: Releasing new leaders

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One of our Missional Communities is reaching the point where they need to begin to plan for multiplication.  They’ve grown and a few different vision areas are beginning to find space for expression.  The… Continue reading

Sustaining a Life of Mission

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If you missed the last 2 blog posts on Sustaining a Life of Worship and Sustaining a Life of Community then we encourage you to check them out!  Today David shares some thoughts on… Continue reading

Keeping Going

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An essential part of the journey of a disciple and a leader is the point at which they realize the vision God has called them to is impossible,  it can’t be done.  … 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: 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

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

Real Life Discipleship: Continuous Breakthrough

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  In the New Testament the word disciple literally means ‘learner’.  Yet the way we do learning within the church is so often limited to giving people information.  We think that discipleship is… Continue reading

When it went wrong…and what we learnt: freedom to fail

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  Life doesn’t always go to plan. You get soaked on the way to work, despite the weatherman’s promises of a heat-wave; you burn the food for the important dinner guest; your compliment is taken… Continue reading

Community Values: tomorrow’s ideals or today’s reality?

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  In this blog post we’re going to explore some of the principles of how to live out the values of a shared missional community life together. When our church family first began the re-discovery… Continue reading