Learning Community 3 – Launching Missional Communities
Learning Community 3 we will be looking more closely at mission and how we build a culture of mission within our churches.
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In the first Learning Community we looked at the way Jesus lived and the culture of discipleship and mission that he built. We were challenged to think about the changes we need to make personally, and in our organisations, to have a culture closer to the one Jesus built.
In the second Learning Community we focussed on discipleship and leadership development. We looked at the process of discipleship and the different stages that both the disciple and the person discipling go through. Good discipleship leads to transformation because as we become more like Jesus our lives are renewed from the inside out. We were introduced to concept of emotionally healthy discipleship and 5Q, the power of identifying and releasing the Ephesians 4 ministry gifts which each of us have been given.
In Learning Community 3 we will be looking more closely at mission and how we build a culture of mission within our churches.
In this first session, we are introduced to missional community, a vehicle to help us live as missional disciples. A missional community is a group of people who endeavour to live up (passionate spirituality), in (radical community) and out (missional zeal). Depending on the size and style of the church, missional communities can be more organised or more organic. It’s important for them to establish a missional focus which can be specific or general.
We look at Acts 10 and think about how a missional community can become a community of good news. We consider how we move from saying “we’ve got good news, you’re going to come to us” to “we’re going to come to you and we’re going to stay and imbed ourselves in your context”.
We think about the characteristics of a missional community and what makes them different from other church groups.