The Importance of Commitment
Making and Keeping a Plan Together
The Importance of Commitment
After laying the foundation of the gospel, the easiest way to continue moving forward is to create a missional commitment or what some call a covenant. This commitment is to God, one another, and your city. Essentially, the group decides together how they will be and grow as a 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.
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 […]
Move Your Community Toward Life-on-Life
This is an exercise to help leaders think through a grid of what your community’s life in the gospel and on mission could look like. This is a time to reflect on what is, what could be, and what can change. It is based on this article about life together. The goal of this exercise […]
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 […]
Called Together Weekly Handouts
To make Called Together accessible to all learning and teaching styles we created easy to print off handouts for the participants in your community. Each week comes with the key passage, questions, and points. It also has exercises for personal reflection. Download the weekly handouts for Called Together: A Guide to Forming Missional Communities. All Eight […]
Leadership Development Plans
Leadership development is something everyone is committed to but struggles with in the course of life. Sometimes we get motivated and put together a long stream of classes we want leaders to do and call that “development.” Other times, we have a pre-planned one-on-one process to guide people through. Or we gather a group of […]
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 […]
GC Leader’s Role Description
I am regularly asked about what gospel community leadership looks like in Bread&Wine. We’ve had several iterations of GC leader role descriptions that have focused on a variety of things over the years. Below is our current leadership role description that I’m sure will change over the years. A few notes before you examine it […]