PRAXIS

Missional Community

 
 

Church doesn't always look like church anymore . . .

 
 
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 “Community is the first step of collective action. Faith communities play a vital role.” -Liz Butler

When Transform started in 2009, it began as a progressive missional community formation network that sought to be a catalyst for innovative expressions of Christian community.

Transform has brought together people on the verge of starting new communities (i.e., community catalysts) or who were already cultivating new communities to give them the encouragement and resources they need to get started and be sustainable:

  • by providing training in missional community development, practical start-up issues, and theological engagement
  • by connecting community catalysts with potential support structures
  • by helping community catalysts negotiate complicated and challenging support structure relationships and hurdles
  • to link community catalysts with mentors/spiritual directors and contemplative practices
If we’re going to impact our world in the name of Jesus, it will be because people like you and me took action in the power of the Spirit. Ever since the mission and ministry of Jesus, God has never stopped calling for a movement of “Little Jesuses” to follow him into the world and unleash the remarkable redemptive genius that lies in the very message we carry. Given the situation of the Church in the West, much will now depend on whether we are willing to break out of a stifling herd instinct and find God again in the context of the advancing kingdom of God.
— Alan Hirsch, The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church