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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!

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gospel

Strategies I Use to Share the Gospel

I’ve been teaching a Theological Survey course at The Austin Stone this past fall and spring, and it has been a great experience in equipping the saints to think deeply about God, to love Him with a whole heart, and obey His commandments with willing hands.  Yesterday, one of the class participants asked me about […]

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personal

Merry Christmas from The Engstroms!

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missional community

My Doctoral Thesis on Missional Communities

This past few years, I have had the joy of participating the Doctor of Educational Ministry program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I participated in a cohort of five executive pastors under the supervision of my friend Dan Dumas, and the product of that time was a thesis entitled “Missional Community as a Model for Integrated Discipleship […]

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discipleship

Building a Disciple-Making Culture

This post was originally published at the SEND Network website here. Building a Disciple-Making Culture Many people much smarter than me have wrestled with the question “what is culture?”  At the heart of it though, culture is composed of beliefs, values and practices shared by a group of people.  Building a disciple-making culture in the […]