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Family Meal: Ideas, Tips, and Plans

A cornerstone for many missional communities is a weekly meal together. Not only is that a time when the community hears stories, prays, talk about mission, or any number of things, it's also a meal with food!
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MC Discipleship Continuum

Discipleship is a process that looks different for every person but always involves moving from a place far from God, to being redeemed through belief in Jesus, and then growing up to become a mature...
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The Gospel Story: A Passover Meal Experience

What can you do to make your weekly meeting special during Holy Week? This is a guide to help communities share the Passover meal based on the story of Exodus, the Last Supper, and the death of Jesus.
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Lent: Living Through Dying

A Six-Week Community Guide Through Lent - The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the very heart of Christianity. The good news of the gospel The good news of the gospel is that God has acted...Read More »
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How to Use Your Community Meeting

In this course you will learn how you can make the most of your community’s time together for the sake of mission and the health of your group....Read More »
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10 Ways to Serve Others

We encourage disciples to seek out at least one opportunity each week to bless or serve others in their neighborhood, work, school, or everyday place. Here is a list of ideas to serve Jesus...
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10 Ways to Relationally Connect with Others

Spend relational time with a friend, neighbor, or co-worker who doesn't know Jesus and get to know some of his or her story...Read More »
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10 Questions to Help You Listen to Others

Missional work starts and ends with relationship. Conversations create the backbone of healthy relationships. ..Read More »
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How to Make a Plan for the Holidays

While the holidays can be a very busy season, they are also especially ripe with missional and communal opportunities. What if this year, you intentionally crafted a plan within your community to grow in your collective love...Read More »
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Stories of Gospel Fluency

Stories of Gospel Fluency

In this video, hear everyday disciples share the impact gospel fluency has had on their lives. These men and women speak to the reality of speaking the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life as church staff, parents,…
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How to be Coached

If you are a leader within a missional community, you will likely need to be coached. Why? Because your community and leadership is unique...Read More »
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MC Church Realities Series

This is a 14-part downloadable audio series: Churches that are structured around missional communities face a diverse range of challenges and questions...
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How to Equip an MC Series

This is a 24-part downloadable audio series: Missional community is more than an event, it is a family of missionary servants who make disciples who make disciples in everyday life...
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How to Overcome Fear in Sharing the Gospel

How to Overcome Fear in Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the gospel in daily conversations with believers and unbelievers can be a frightening task. In this video, Jeff Vanderstelt authentically shares how he overcomes his fears.
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The Difference Between Gospel-ish and Gospel Fluency

The Difference Between Gospel-ish and Gospel Fluency

While we might often drop little nuggets about the gospel into conversation, there is a big difference between talking about the gospel and speaking the truths about Jesus into the issues, wounds, and unbelief in regular conversations...
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Five Essentials for Effective Mission + Template

The most common issue we hear, as we work with churches of all shapes and sizes around the world, is How do we help equip ...Read More
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3 Ways Pastors Can Promote Gospel Fluency in their Churches

3 Ways Pastors Can Promote Gospel Fluency in their Churches

Jeff Vanderstelt explains the three best ways to promote gospel fluency in your church: preaching the gospel, encouraging your church to see themselves as minsters of the gospel...
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Why We Need to be More than Nice - Gospel Fluency

Why We Need to be More Than Nice

As Christians, we regularly settle on simply being nice to our neighbors, rather than being bold gospel proclaimers. We must offer the good news of Jesus, not simply be nice people who try hard.
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3 Practical Ways to Cultivate Gospel Fluency

3 Practical Ways to Cultivate Gospel Fluency

How do you develop the ability to speak the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life? In this video, Jeff Vanderstelt articulates three methods to develop this skill...
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Why You Don’t Need to Live Confused, Accused, and Defeated

Why You Don’t Need to Live Confused, Accused, and Defeated

Every person lives in a daily battle. This battle wages lies and confusion against us. In the gospel, Jesus has won this war. In this video, Jeff Vanderstelt encourages Christians in this truth.
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Assessing Discipleship Effectiveness

This assessment is a tool that helps elder, staff, and community leadership teams process and assess their disciple-making environment....Read More
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Why it Matters that Jesus is Better than Everything

Why it Matters that Jesus is Better than Everything

While we might regularly use His name in times of struggle, do we truly grasp how much better Jesus is than anything else in this life? Jesus fulfills every longing of our hearts...
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Leader’s Cheat Sheet

If you’re a leader of a community on mission, you might regularly scratch your head and wonder: "What am I supposed to be doing each week? What is my role in shaping this community?” Read More»
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How to Effectively Bring the Gospel Into Your Parenting

How to Effectively Bring the Gospel into Your Parenting

Too often as parents we use the consequences of sin to keep our kids from sinning, but unfortunately that usually only leads them to sin more. Instead, Jeff Vanderstelt explains, we need to teach our children the gospel...
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Planning a Weekly Meal or Meeting

While many communities set aside one night each week to gather, share a meal, and have meaningful conversation, we often walk through these moments without much intention. Read More »
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Common Mission Cheat Sheet

Common Mission Cheat Sheet

We created this simple handout for our leaders on common mission as a "cheat sheet" on mission. Intended to be a refresher and a clarifier...Read More »
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Who are You Sent To

Who Are You Sent to?

This is a helpful two-week exercise to use in our communities to illustrate how God is placing us in our cities, towns, and regions...Read More »
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Planning a Month of Missional Community

Planning a Month of Missional Community

The best way to plan and lead your community is to think in months and then weeks. Planning week-to-week is too exhausting,..Read More »
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Empowered by the Holy Spirit for Life on Mission

Empowered by the Holy Spirit for Life on Mission

In Acts 1:8, Jesus tells his disciples they will receive power to be his witnesses. He promises them the Holy Spirit as the source...Read More »
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Listen and Obey

Listen and Obey

How do I bear fruit in keeping with repentance? The Spirit will always call us to live out our gospel identity.... Read more »
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Study and Ask

Study and Ask

How do we read the Scriptures in community and with God at the center? In other words, how can we engage the Bible together.... Read more »
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But, How Do We Do it?

“But, How Do We Do It?” is for all those grasping for answers and seeking clarity as they walk in faithfulness.
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Gospel Fluency | Speaking the Truths of Jesus

Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we’re trying to speak a language...Read more »
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Gospel Fluency Pocket Guide - 4 Exercises

Gospel Fluency Pocket Guide

Are you a leader wanting to give your community a kickstart into the concept and practice of gospel fluency...Read More »
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The “Meal” Exercise

This exercise might be a little different for some communities! Some of the most important conversations... Read more »
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Our Need for Gospel Fluency & Making a Plan

When we lead people to anything other than the gospel, we’ve already lost....Read more »
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