Pulled pork, Ice Cream, Coffee, Scripture, Hikes, Biking, Prayer, Fellowship, Sharing Faith, every province in Canada, four different countries in the World, living intentionally through life.
Those are some of the descriptions that can make up a Missional Community. There is lots that can be said of what a Missional Community is, so here are some thoughts.
Missional - a group of believers that seek to live out God's Mission together, through every day relationships and in every day settings. Mission is lived out daily, going house to house, and looks very much like the early Church in the book of Acts.
Community - In Community, there are nine practises that make us a Biblical Community, and Missional Communities seek to live these nine out, for the Glory of God and the furtherance of His Kingdom:
Practise #1 - Affirm One Another's Strengths, Abilities and Gifts.
(Romans 12:10; James 5:9; Romans 12:3-8)
Practise #2 - Affirming One Another's Equal Importance in Christ.
(Romans 15:7; 1 Corinthians 12:25; 1 Peter 5:5; James 2:1)
Practise #3 - Affirming One Another through Visible Affection.
(Romans 16:16; James 1:19; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Thessalonians 3:12)
Practise #4 - Sharing One Another's Space, Goods and Time
(Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 4:9; Galatians 6:10)
Practise #5 - Sharing One Another's Needs and Problems
(Galatians 6:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13)
Practise #6 - Sharing One Another's Beliefs, Thinking and Spirituality
(Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19; Romans 12:16; 1 Corinthians 1:10)
Practise #7 - Serving One Another Through Accountability.
(James 5:16; Romans 15:14; Ephesians 4:25)
Practise #8 - Serving One Another Through Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
(Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13; Galatians 5:26; James 4:11; Matthew 5:23-24; 18:15)
Practise #9 - Serving One Another's Interests Rather Than Our Own.
(Hebrews 10:24; Romans 15:1-2; Galatians 5:13)
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