Why I Wrote Multiply Together
And Why I Hope You'll Read It
Why I Wrote Multiply Together
The vision of missional communities is not simply for one vibrant community but thousands. Thousands of groups reflecting the gospel, growing in the gospel, and proclaiming the gospel to those around them. I pray for thousands of communities speaking the gospel, redeeming culture, and seeking justice in our cities.
Speaking the Truth in Love: Encouragement
The world, our churches, and our leaders are in an encouragement drought. While we are able to track approval–through likes, retweets, and comments, we are rarely extend affirmation for who we are and what is done through us. Social media is cheap affirmation and its help is fleeting in the life of a person. We […]
Preparing to Launch Your Missional Community
Every missional community has three essential ingredients: qualified and called leaders, a clear mission, and a committed core. Praying for and gaining clarity on these three things is where every missional community leader must begin. Here are just a few diagnostic questions to ask as you launch your missional community.
Common Mission Cheat Sheet
I recently created this simple handout for our leaders on common mission as a “cheat sheet” on mission. It covers the questions above without all the wordiness. Intended to be a refresher and a clarifier, the cheat sheet could be excellent in coaching conversations with leaders and co-leader meetings focused on mission. Free Download.
5 Sets of Questions to Move Forward in Mission
Every community and mission is unique. The cookie cutter doesn’t exist and there’s no sense in trying. However, the main questions are always the same. Here are five sets of questions every missional community has to ask and answer to move forward on mission effectively.
Checklist for Launching Your Missional Community
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 think through and step into MCs.
Plan Your Missional Community Monthly
The best way to plan and lead your community is to think in months and then weeks. Planning week-to-week is too exhausting, especially for the busy leader. There is too much to think through and everything comes quickly in the normal rhythm of life. When leaders plan week-to-week their intentionality becomes nearly non-existent, and their […]
The 4 Phases of Coaching Relationships
Coaching is the crucial discipleship element of a missional movement that asks: What does obedience look like? What is required to obey? How can I help you? How will you obey? I believe in coaching missional community leaders because it makes them better leaders. Not just today, but in the future. Coaching helps leaders, in […]
Picture of Health Assessment
Most people are not aware of their own lives. It takes either crisis or vacation to create the space for people to pause and evaluate what they are doing with their lives and why. This is only magnified in community. Most communities do not have conversations about how they are doing as a gospel community […]
How to Be Coached
Coaching is essential for a sustained missional community movement. If you are committed to decentralized discipleship, you must make ongoing investments in leaders. We call this coaching. A coaching structure for ongoing leadership development and encouragement is one of the substantial differences between a church that is made up of missional communities and a church that calls […]