There’s a lot out there on what you have to do and what’s really important. I’ve created this checklist to help leaders sit back and think through all the steps that need to happen and take those steps. I’m also curious to know what you’ve done and what’s on your list.

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Big Picture and Leadership

[ ] Vision, hopes, and dreams for this Missional Community

[ ] Missional Leader(s)

[ ] Shepherding Leader(s)

[ ] Common Mission

[ ] Plan for first 8 to 10 weeks to lay gospel foundation

[ ] Coach or mentor to support and encourage

[ ] A “core” committed to the process

Shared Responsibilities

[ ] Host(s)

[ ] Meal Planner

[ ] Prayer Person


[ ] Date/Time to start and for regular meetings

[ ] Decide on how you will do food as a community

Early Days After Launch

[ ] Lay foundation on Gospel, Community, and Mission

[ ] Name for your missional community together

[ ] Decide how you to communicate – text, Facebook, e-mail, etc.

[ ] Grow in understanding of the mission 

[ ] Share life stories

[ ] Discuss how you will include and care for children

Brad A. Watson serves as a pastor of Soma Culver City in Los Angeles, California where he develops, coaches, and trains leaders to form communities that love God and serve the city. Brad is passionate about helping people live lives that reflect their belief and hope in Jesus. He lives in the west side of Los Angeles with his wife and their three kids.