missional community

Group Formation Process Graphic

I’ve written in the past about the different stages of formation and growth that groups tend to go through on their way to becoming missional communities.  The chart below summarizes the process and provides a few points for those of you who are more visually oriented.  I hope it serves you well!

Group Formation Strategy

By Todd Engstrom

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth.

God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

2 replies on “Group Formation Process Graphic”

I know this is an old post but this is a really helpful graphic. I find it interesting that even in ‘new’ communities there can be so much old culture in people that the transition for people and communities to a missional culture is a fight. Consumer culture does not go away even when you feel like you make the transition, it continues to drag back on people’s desires (especially at crossroad periods – eg. marriage / kids etc)

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