Missional communities are spiritual and relational outposts for those that cannot, or will not, participate in a traditional expression of Church.
Cultivate: Preparing Missional Leaders
(stay tuned for future dates)
Cultivate offers training for those starting missional ministries. Whether that be a missional community, campus mission or church plant, Cultivate offers the practices clergy and lay-leaders alike need to start Christian communities with those who would not otherwise find themselves in a traditional Episcopal congregation.
Getting People Ready
Missional communities are embedded in the gospel and the Christian tradition. This video is intended to help you take the next step towards starting missional communities. This begins with understanding what missional communities are then finding partners within your congregation.
Getting Relationships Set
Missional communities take root around a common concern for the neighborhood, a common commitment to the Christian faith or common desire for meaningful community. This video encourages you to nurture practices that will help you to discern who God is calling you to start a missional community with and where this community might be located.
Getting Up and Going
Healthy missional communities have three central attributes: spiritual, relational and missional. This video challenges you to consider how your weekly rhythm of gathering attends to these attributes so that your community thrives as Jesus transforms the lives of those participating and the lives of those your community touches.
Missional: A Bible Study Series
The goal of this study series is to develop your curiosity around missional communities. We have built it to be flexible and practical. It can be done over 4-6 weeks for groups of various sizes and requires little as far as preparation and materials. Available in English (adult and youth versions), Spanish, and Braille (upon request).
Examples of Missional Community
CONTACT Jason Evans, 281.536.7435
Diocesan Council '18 WORKSHOP
- Delights and Surprises, Missional Community Panel (audio)
Diocesan Council '17 Plenaries
- Missional Hermeneutic, Francene Young (text/audio)
- Missional Practices, Beth Magill (text/audio)
- Missional Strategies, Jason Evans (text/audio)
CULTIVATE AT CAMP ALLEN '17
TOOLS FOR CONGREGATIONS
- Strategic Mission Grants
- Missional Communities FAQ (en Español)
- Congregation Mapping for Missional Communities (en Español)
- Communion for Missional Communities (en Español)
- Safeguarding Missional Communities (en Español)
- Mission Insite