Top 5 Posts for April


For the month of April, these are the most visited posts here:

  1. Fitting the Practices of Missional Community Together
  2. Missional Community Practices – Life Transformation Groups
  3. Missional Community Practices – The Family Meal
  4. Individualism and Community
  5. Missional Community Practices – Third Place

My particular favorite for this last month was actually the series on the Stages of Missional Community Development.

Let me know what was the most helpful to you in the comments!

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Upcoming Series and New Ideas

It’s been a joy to unpack some of the nuts and bolts of missional communities, and I’ve loved the feedback I’ve received from many of you.

I’ve compiled the different series together on my resources page here:

In the coming months, I’ll be working through:

  • Coaching Missional Communities
  • Assessing Missional Communities
  • Missional Community Core Values
  • Leadership Development Systems for Missional Communities
  • Assimilation and Missional Communities

I’m sure there will be more to come as well!  

Much of the purpose of blogging is for me to write down many of the ideas that drive us at The Austin Stone, but it’s also to serve and equip Kingdom leaders around the globe.

I’d love to hear from those of you reading this – what topics would you like for me to write on?  How can I continue to be helpful to you as your pursue missional communities in your context?

Let me know in the comments!


Top 5 Posts for March


For the month of March, these are the most visited posts here:

  1. A Philosophical Reason for Missional Communities
  2. A Theological Reason for Missional Communities
  3. What is a Missional Community? – Other Definitions
  4. What is a Missional Community? – Definition
  5. A Pragmatic Reason for Missional Communities

My favorite to write was Consumerism and Community.

Let me know what was the most helpful to you in the comments!  Also, let me know what you’d like to hear more about!

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2009 Top Posts – Ethereal Thought Train

I’ve pretty much let Ethereal Thought Train go stale in the last two months, but I figured to close out 2009 I’d throw out your favorite posts of the year.  Without further adieu, here they are:

  1. The 5 Big Issues in Campus Ministry | Missiology 1
  2. Summary of College Ministry | Gentrified
  3. Discipleship and Ministry
  4. College Ministers and Adoption
  5. Being a Pastor – Fun Sunday Questions

Hopefully you’ll enjoy some old reading while I prepare some new material for 2010!

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Ethereal Thought Train Summer Review

As summer winds down, I figured I’d do some highlighting of the blog over the past few months.  In no particular order, here are some of my favorites and yours:

Let me know in the comments if there was another post that you liked!