The GCM Collective Conference GCM Collective Conference 2010: The GCM Collective will be hosting their first GCM Conference in Austin, TX this October, bringing together church planters, pastors, and leaders to collaborate on the practice of missional communities. This three-day conference will feature main and breakout sessions under the theme of GOSPEL, COMMUNITY and MISSION. Speakers: Ed Stetzer, Steve Timmis, Jeff Vanderstelt, Caesar Kalinowski, David Fairchild, Drew Goodmanson and Jonathan Dodson. More breakout and conference details coming very soon! Keep
Check out the new website: www.gospelcentereddiscipleship.com! This is just the beginning of a discipleship resource site. We will be adding new books and resources this year. It currently features Fight Clubs, a way to promote grace-driven discipleship in your life and church. Some of the current features include: Blog, Twitter, and Resources page that include articles, audio, & video. An IN CHURCHES page that links to examples of other churches implementing Fight Clubs. Preview the Book, order a Sign, or
The missional leaders of Soma Communities, Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski, have helpfully distinguished missional communities from various other church structures by stating what they are not. In their helpful document, “Building Missional Communities” they state that a Missional Community is NOT primarily: A Small Group A Bible Study A Therapy Group A Socially-Minded Small Group A Weekly Meeting A Cell Group This is both clarifying and intriguing. What then is a missional community? While missional communities contain aspects of
This is a guest post from Nate Navarro, Director of Missional Community at Austin City Life and Co-Director at Music For The City. The second time I ever met my friend Jonathan Dodson it was at Austin Java over a good cup of coffee. He was telling me that he was starting a church where Christians and Non-Christians would be in community together and would work together for the good of the city. I was intrigued to say the least.