Tag Archive: values

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

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

Building a M.I.S.S.I.O.N.A.L. Culture

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Here are some of the marks of a M.I.S.S.I.O.N.A.L culture – can you see them in your culture or how could they begin to shape how you and your people live? M –… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Me for the Community & the Community for the World

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  I’ve been flicking through Alan Hirsch’s excellent book:  “The Forgotten Ways” again this week.  Its a great resource,  well worth a read, or re-read.  One of his best insights is the idea of communitas;… Continue reading

Our Mission, Our Story….Martini Church!

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  This week’s post 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… Continue reading