18 months on since that particular blog it is now my intention to get back into the habit of blogging to reflect on how this journey is going - primarily it's for my benefit but others reading I hope might find it interesting and helpful?!?
So yesterday we had our first organised community gathering of the pilot Missional Community that Sue and I will be leading for the next 6 months. We've called in i61 as this reflects the vision of the MC. We have invited approx. 32 adults and 16 children to become our extended family - a family on mission... We had a really good few hours together lots of food, conversations, laughter and fun.
This is what we said as we talked about what we are seeking to do with thanks to Mike Breen and Ben Sternke for helping us shape our thoughts....
The role and purpose of a Missional Community and how it relates to the Sunday Morning Gathering
So here are 6 simple, but very accessible principles for creating an oikos:
- Shared vision (What do we exist for? In other words, in what way is this community going to bring heaven to earth?)
- Shared resources
- Extended family (= more than a nuclear family, we’d say a minimum of 15, max of 30 people)
- Mum/Dad (leaders in “spiritually fathering and mothering” mode)
- Common meal
So of we go on the next phase of this exciting discovery on how to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples....