Missional Community

Using Coaching Skills

We live in a content driven society engaged in competitive talking. Yet, how might things change if we’d learn to help others move forward by asking instead of telling?
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What is Coaching?

David Achata gives an introduction to coaching from a Christian perspective as well as the differences between counseling, consulting and coaching....
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Reconciling Relationships in an MC

Abe Meysenburg provides a biblical approach to resolving the conflict that will inevitably arise in a community.  After briefly examining Jesus’ instruction...
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Leading an Effective DNA, Part 1

Abe Meysenburg provides an introduction to DNA groups including a definition; the reasons for participating in a DNA group; the goals of a DNA group; the makeup of a DNA group; and how to walk through the formation of a…
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What is Gospel Shepherding?

Abe Meysenburg provides an overview of the gospel shepherding approach including how it differs from a therapy mindset; how our paradigm of care and counseling needs to be flipped upside down;
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Steward Identity in the Everyday

How might you lead a missional community to be stewards in everyday ways? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches how the principle of first fruits, blessed to be a blessing, ...
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Learner Identity in the Everyday

How do we build into the rhythms of our our missional communities the learner aspect of what it means to be disciples together? Jeff Vanderstelt shares how missional communities ...
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Servant Identity in the Everyday

How do we live out our identity as servants of King Jesus? Jeff Vanderstelt casts a vision for what it tangibly looks like to be a Kingdom people in the ...
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Missionary Identity in the Everyday

What does it practically look like to live out our missionary identity in the everyday stuff of life? Jeff Vanderstelt shares how we can live as missionaries ...
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Family Identity in the Everyday

What would it look like if we were living in such a way that people could observe the everyday rhythms of our lives and see what it looks like to belong to God's family?
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Spirit-Dependency in Everyday Life

What does it practically look like to live in rhythms of dependence on the Holy Spirit in everyday life?
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Mission Focus

How do we identify a mission focus, and then maintain that focus in an ongoing and effective way? Todd Morr highlights several key areas...
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Coaching MC Leaders

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma teaches how to draw out what’s happening in missional community leaders through a simple coaching paradigm.
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Men & Women in MC Leadership

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma begins this training looking at the Genesis account in which we see that men and women are created equally in the image of God with different roles to play.
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Conflict & Reconciliation in an MC

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma provides a simple, biblically-rooted process for dealing with conflict.
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Stewardship for Mission

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma provides some helpful principles to this end as he casts a vision for stewardship that is informed by the gospel, led by the Spirit, joyful, and Kingdom-minded.
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The Bible in a Missional Community

How do we grow in looking at the Word of God and letting it shape and speak to our lives?
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Details of a DNA

DNA groups provide a space for people to gather together in smaller groups to study the Bible, care for one another, and encourage the fruit of repentance in each other’s lives.
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Using a Missional Community Meeting

This training provides a thorough set of things to keep in mind when planning a weekly meeting as well as a list of possible activities for weekly meetings.
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Forming a Missional Community Covenant

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma shares that an effective covenant starts with what the MC believes about the gospel and their identities.
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Prayer in a Missional Community

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma shares some practical ways that we can train our people to pray like the early church did – in humble submission to God preceding His mission and movement.
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APEST in a Missional Community

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma teaches from Ephesians 4 that God has given to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers (APEST) so that the whole body can grow up into fullness in every way.
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Spiritual Warfare | Part 2

Practical guidance is provided on how to equip people to resist the devil with emphasis on making much of Jesus throughout the process.
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Spiritual Warfare | Part 1

As we engage in the spiritual battle that comes with living life on mission, we are able to fight our enemies though Jesus, the Spirit, and the Kingdom.
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Spirit-Dependence | Part 2

In the second part of Soma’s Spirit-Dependence training, Jeff Vanderstelt teaches that a primary role of the Holy Spirit is to empower us to glorify God in all things as we make disciples who make disciples.
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Spirit Dependence | Part 1

In the first part of Soma’s Spirit-Dependence training, Jeff Vanderstelt teaches about the person of the Holy Spirit and how we can battle our flesh with the Spirit as we live life on mission
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Hospitality in an MC

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma teaches that gospel hospitality is necessary as an environment in which people come to know the good news about Jesus Christ, experience it, and get changed by it.
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Everyday Rhythms | Part 2

Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on how we can live out our identity as family, missionaries, and servants through these rhythms.
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How to do Gospel Shepherding

Abe Meysenburg provides an overview of the three steps of the gospel shepherding process: listen for the heart, ask good questions, speak the truth in love.
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Leading an Effective DNA, Part 2

Abe Meysenburg provides an overview of the three steps of the DNA process: Discover, Nurture, Act.
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Following Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

We won't be effective in reaching people if we rely on them coming to church or events to hear the gospel.
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Baptismal Identity

God commands us to make disciples and baptize them in the name the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - God's way of establishing us in our new identity.
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On Mission Together

Jesus never sent his disciples out by themselves, he sent them out in pairs or in teams.
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Womanhood as God Intended

What does it look like to live out the kind of womanhood that Jesus has rescued women to express? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on the call of women as image bearers
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Manhood as God Intended

What does it look to live out the kind of manhood that God has rescued men to express? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on the call for men to work, sacrificially lead, and love as image bearers who have a unique role
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Staying Healthy as a Leader

How do we follow Jesus' example in caring for our souls to stay healthy as leaders? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on how leaders can think through the implementation of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly rhythms...
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