Common Mission Cheat Sheet

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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.

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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.

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Mission is an Expression of Gospel Centered Community

The gospel is never contained to a community, but spreads beyond it through its members. Every community that is centered around the gospel of Jesus is on mission. The gospel is too good. It is too big. It is too profoundly what the world waits for. It is too needed for a community to keep […]

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Start With A Common Mission

The result of the church being sent is that we live as a community of disciples—not only devoted to Jesus and to one another—but devoted to our neighbors and our city, too. When we come to Christ, we are sent on his mission in his community. You are called to work together and be together […]

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3 Reasons to Love Your Missional Community

A missional community is a group of people who are devoted to Jesus, to one another, and to their neighbors and city! They’re disciples of Jesus committed to being disciples and making disciples of Jesus together. I love my gospel community on mission. It’s messy, frustrating, and sometimes fun. But I love it. Here are three […]

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4 Steps to Initiating Shared Mission

Great intentions do not always result in great experience. Most communities desire to experience some sort of shared mission together. Most try to go from concept to all out implementation. Here are four straightforward steps to get started and break through the inertia. Step four is not arrival but gets you through the initial wall […]

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Top 3 Missional Community Misconceptions

This is a fact of life: when people are talking and listening crucial things get misunderstood. Unspoken expectations and burdens are shared unintentionally between two communicating forces. No one has ever written a book, done a training, or intentionally led people to these missional community misunderstandings. And yet, these three misconceptions are prevalent. It has […]

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A Chorus of Gospel Voices

A Chorus of Gospel Voices

Note: this post is adapted from an excerpt of Jonathan’s new book, The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing (Zondervan). Available anywhere books are sold. Used here by permission. None of my evangelism “highlights” could have happened without the vital partnership of my church. In most cases, each person who hears the gospel from me […]

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New Book: Called Together

New Book: Called Together

Why I wrote “Called Together” I was raised on the house-church/cell-church movement in Western Europe. I can remember our pastor explaining week after week that we were all “sent-ones” into business, school, homes, and boroughs as messengers of the gospel and participants in the kingdom of God. I observed through my teenage years small communities […]

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The Coaching Mindset

This is post 3 in a series on coaching and leading leaders. So far we have  covered what missional coaching is and its potential in supporting and aiding community leaders. We’ve also acknowledged its limits and what coaching isn’t. Coaching is essential for a sustained missional community movement. If you are committed to decentralized discipleship, you […]

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