I just came across a Top Ten list that our Director of Missional OCmmunity put together for one of our monthly City Gruop meetings. There are some really helpful things in here:

1 KNOW GOD

– cultivate a steady devotional/prayer life

– participate in a fight club

– serve with the strength God supplies

2 KNOW YOUR PEOPLE

– pastor your city group

– notice when somebody disapears

3 KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

– know the culture

– know your neighbors

4 DON’T GO ALONE

-share leadership, i.e. host, meals, prayer, mission

– participate in monthly meetings

– participate in monthly coaching

5 SAY WHO YOU ARE (AND WHO YOU AREN’T) EVERY WEEK

– Deconstruct small group/biblestudy/social group

– Reaffirm our Practices SHARE/PRAY/ENGAGE/LOVE (SPEL)

6 GET OUT OF THE LIVING ROOM

– on mission

– in celebration

7 LIVE THE 8 WAYS TO EASILY BE MISSIONAL

– Out loud, let gospel talk be ordinary talk. Don’t hide your faith.

8 EAT ,LAUGH, PRAY, and  SERVE TOGETHER

– a healthy group will do all 4

9 TELL YOUR STORIES

– In the living room

– On the blog

– Use twitter/FB to facilitate community(not replace it)

10 COME TO SERVE (NOT JUST GET) ON SUNDAYS

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