Welcome to our Missional Community resource page! Here’s where you will find materials and links related to this journey that we’re currently on with Missional Communities (MCs). You’ll also find resources related to Missional Essentials and Missional Experience, which were two previous emphases relating to MCs.
Our simple definition of a Missional Community is a gospel family on mission. MCs are not primarily a worship service, prayer group, or small group Bible study (although they do worship God, pray, and study the Bible!). Think of them as local mission teams that are seeking to bless their neighborhood and to point people towards Jesus.
Helpful article: “What Makes a Missional Community Different?“
One defining characteristic of Missional Communities is that they are designed to exist outside of the official church campus. Most all the activities of the missional community are placed in the actual neighborhood they are trying to reach, which is usually the same neighborhood where the MC members live, work, and play.
Missional Community (MC)
A Gospel Family on Mission.
Three Dimensions of MCs
Gospel (UP) – growing in the gospel and sharing the gospel of Christ.
Family (IN) – knowing each other and supporting each other in Christ.
Mission (OUT) – blessing others and inviting them towards Christ.
Four Practices of MCs
Family Gathering – typically in a home, where the MC eats, prays, focuses on the gospel, and makes plans for mission. Frequency: about twice a month.
Third Place – at a neighborhood spot, where the MC family can regularly spend time and invite others in the neighborhood to hang out with them. Frequency: varies.
Bless/Serve Neighborhood – out in the neighborhood, where the MC makes a tangible difference in the name of Christ. Frequency: varies, but about once a month.
Life Transformation Group (LTG) – disciple-making groups of 2-3, typically inside the MC, that meet for Bible intake, character accountability, and prayer for the lost. Frequency: weekly.
Three Types of MC Leaders
Gospel Leaders plan how their MC grows in the gospel together and shares the gospel together as they bless and serve their neighborhood.
Family Leaders plan how their MC supports its existing family members and new people.
Mission Leaders plan how their MC blesses and serves its neighborhood and how they draw new people towards Christ and into the life of the MC.
Missional Experience Resources
Missional Essentials Resources