Austin Stone Church: Missional Communities

Posted: May 18, 2011 in church, discipleship, ecclesiology, evangelism, missions, small groups, theology

A few days ago, I posted a video featuring Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor of Soma Communities, in which he discusses the “missional community” that he is a part of.

Recently, Verge Network posted a new video featuring the Austin Stone Church regarding this same topic.  It’s another compelling example of what it might look like to live in community on mission for Jesus.  Check it out:

From the Austin Stone website:

The Austin Stone is a network of missional communities – small groups of people, joined by the Gospel, pursuing the renewal and redemption of their community together. Missional community is the primary way to connect with others at The Austin Stone and pursue life on mission.

A missional community is not JUST a small group, Bible study, support group, social activist group, or a weekly meeting. It can involve these sorts of things, but it doesn’t stop there.

Our missional communities worship God, live in community, get trained for ministry, and make disciples together… over time. Being involved in community is critical to being the church rather than simply attending church.

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Comments
  1. Matt,
    Thanks for sharing this video…The Stone hopes it will be an encouragement to many churches and small communities to pursue Jesus and His greater glory in their cities!
    Grace and Peace,
    Todd Engstrom
    Pastor of Missional Communities

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