Your First Life Transformation Group Will Probably Suck

This is part of a series of posts on what a missional community is – check out the others and let me know if you have any thoughts or questions. Yesterday, I shared how Missional Communities suffer without Life Transformation Groups, but it’s also true the Life Transformation Groups suffer without Missional Communities. Life Transformation Groups provide …

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Changing the Language for Missional Communities

This is the first in a series of posts on what a missional community is - check out the others and let me know if you have any thoughts or questions. All too often when I speak with missional community leaders or churches exploring missional communities, I hear about all that missional community is not. …

15 Lessons in 15 Months in NYC: 10-6

The end of the year is always a time to reflect over what went on and what you’ve learned from the past year. For me, this is an opportunity to reflect over the last 15 months of being inNew York. These are lessons we have learned personally and from watching and interacting with others in …

What is a Missional Community?

This is the question that the Verge Network has been asking a number of leaders on their website, and this is the question that many churches around the country and world are asking, and this is the question I deal with on a daily basis as someone who oversees Community Groups, which we view as …

Lessons in Evangelism – Questioning Evangelism

This is the next in my series on evangelism, the first few can be found in the blog archives.   After dealing with the motivation for evangelism (loving Jesus and loving others) and the content of evangelism (lifestyle change & Jesus as Lord), it’s time to get into the mechanics of evangelism. How do we …