Tag Archive: oikos

Coaching Conversations: Stop Looking for People of Peace!

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We have a vision for a multicultural church with numerous missional communities made up of different parts of the world.  Easier said than done, especially when starting from scratch.  A recent conversation with… Continue reading

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

Sustaining a Life of Community

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Community. Extended Family. Oikos. Family on Mission. If you’ve been around this movement for any length of time the chances are you’ve heard or read about these kind of words and how what we’re… Continue reading

Does it matter where my MC meets?

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Geography has always been a big question for our missional community. We’re called Neighbours because, like the theme song goes, ‘everybody needs good neighbours…’. Our vision is to seek God’s kingdom in our… Continue reading

Real Questions: How can we encourage the growth of spiritual gifts in our MC?

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Missional Communities are a great space to encourage and enable people to step out in using spiritual gifts. Often a church (celebration) space is bigger and much more daunting. It is also usually… Continue reading

September Stories: GiG Missional Community

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Today we wanted to share a video from a Missional Community which is part of Riverside Church in Leeds.  The video was made over a year ago but we hope you enjoy hearing… Continue reading

September Stories

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The Missional Community blog is back after a break over the summer! And September is story month on the blog which means over the next 3 weeks we’ll be sharing stories of Missional… 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

Leading Missional Communities as teams

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However a Missional Community begins, there will inevitably be a core team of people around the leader(s) in order for that community to maintain long term sustainability. Here are a few principles in… Continue reading