Healthy missional community takes planning, and fortunately it’s based on an ancient model created by Jesus himself. He was strategic about how he invested his time into people. He specifically chose to do everyday life alongside 12 disciples, and the ripple effect of those deep relationships is why we follow Jesus today.
Soma offers a variety of resources to equip you to start and develop communities. Whether you’re an established missional community leader, an aspiring leader, or simply want to learn how to be more intentional with the people around you, these resources are available for you.
We encourage you to study these guides as a missional community if you ever need a refresher on the basics, or if you’re planning to start a community.
Missional Community Primer – designed to help new communities form and allow current communities to renew their vision. We encourage everybody to work through the primer as they begin their Missional Community.
Basics – looks at the basics of Missional Community living. Our identities as family, disciples, and missionaries. Leadership roles. Missional Community Blueprint. Figuring out your mission.
Flourishing in the family identity – how a missional community lives out the practices and embodies the characteristics of a healthy and hospitable family.
Loving one another – a list of ways to love each other in community, based on scripture.
DNA Guide – equips your small discipleship groups.
Story of God – God’s grand story of restoring all things through Christ. A 10-week experience of the Story for missional communities focused on laying the initial foundation for discipleship—both for those who already believe the gospel and those who are investigating it.
The Story of God – edited for primary school aged children.
Gospel Power and Purpose – a 10-week study guide. A great way to ground your Missional Community in gospel power, purpose, identity, community, beliefs and giving.
Seasons of Mission – an assessment tool for determining the health of your mission.
MC Leader Commitment – what MC leadership involves.
Flourishing in the missionary identity – prayer-centred, Christ-centred, God-centred mission.