Missional Community Starter Guide
The MC Starter Guide is a tool that will help each Missional Community have a strong foundation of discipleship and mission as we seek to live out our gospel identities of family, servant, and missionary in the everyday rhythms of life. In the video and documents, you will hear and see the heart behind the MC Starter Guide, and how to use the MC Starter Guide in your Missional Community.
Our stories are all about Jesus and His work in our lives, showing how far He has brought us and the ways we have yet to grow in the gospel. Sharing our stories with one another builds the trust and vulnerability that is necessary to be able to go out and live on mission together.
Honoring A Person’s Story As Holy
In this video, you will hear more about why stories are so important in the context of relationship building in Missional Community and why honoring those who share is so important.
The Story of God
Stories are a huge part of how we relate to each other and the world. The Bible is a collection of stories that is telling one big story, the Story of God. The Story of God is a 10 session story that provides a foundational structure for key doctrines of the Christian faith. The Story of God is engaging for both believers and un-believers as we live out on mission.
Tips On Leading The Story of God
Even though the Story of God may feel a little basic, encourage everyone in your MC to engage the story like a person would if they were to hear the Story for the first time! In each Session, help people to interact with the Story using the questions, not as a list or a traditional study, but as a dialogue that helps us learn how to use this Story in our everyday conversations with those around us.
The Importance of DNA Groups
As we look towards Jesus’ model of discipleship, who are the few people we spend time with in our MC on a regular basis? DNA is where we will gather with those few people and Discover scripture together, Nurture one another in the gospel based on what is going on in our hearts, and Act through prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit for who He wants us to share the work that Jesus is doing in our lives.
In these videos, you will hear more about the importance of DNA and DNA Resources like DNA Guide and Growing in Christ Together. In the documents, you will see the Growing In Christ Together Introduction and DNA Guide.
Field Guide for Everyday Mission
This resource helps each MC learn practical ways to live with a mission-mindset of making disciples in our everyday busy lives. With daily readings and practical ideas on reaching your neighbors, each MC will grow in confidence to live on mission.
MC Starter Guide Resources
From Starting a Missional Community Check-list to coordinating Family Meals, the Resources tab will be one area in the MC Starter Guide you will reference often. The documents in the Resources section will help facilitate great conversations within each MC Leadership Team and help answer questions on how to lead out in unity with a missional focus.
Abide and lead! Abide in Jesus, and as a MC Leadership Team, lead with courage and conviction in making disciples through Missional Community using the tools you have learned throughout the MC Starter Guide.