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Topic: Gospel

Engaging in Story

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Life Inside a Story Everyone Has a Dominant Story Every person you encounter, every community you enter into and every culture you engage has a dominant Story with many sub-stories. The Dominant Story is the most prominent, compelling and ...

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Gospel Fluency

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Gospel Growth Speaking the TRUTH in Love IN Ministry In Ephesians 4:11-16, we are instructed about the means by which the Church grows up into maturity. God gives certain people to the church to equip all believers for ministry (Apostles, ...

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Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

The Gospel isn't just a means of salvation, but it is the very way we grow as Christians.  When Paul writes his letters to the Galatians or Corinthians, he addresses each problem in the Christian community with the ...

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Story of God for Kids

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For thousands of years, stories and oral traditions were the key means for Jewish and Christian people to learn about and experience God. Soma Communities interacts with the biblical narrative through stories as one of our primary ways of teaching ...

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Story-Formed Way

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The Story-formed Way was designed to both lead people through the basics of the Gospel and provide a foundational structure for the key doctrines of Christianity. If you are taking a mixed group of believers and unbelievers through it you will ...

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Story of God Training

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Soma Communities uses an approach to teaching biblical narratives and discussing them called Chronological Bible Storying. It is often just called “Storying”. We have adapted and developed our stories and the corresponding dialogue to ...

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Gospel DNA

The Gospel DNA is our guide for DNA groups to get grounded in understanding how to apply the gospel to their lives. Attached you’ll find both the leader’s guide and participant’s guide as pdfs. Typically, DNA groups are 3 men or 3 women ...

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Acts 29 Midwest Quarterly Regional

At the Acts 29 Midwest Quarterly Regional (Held May 2011 in St. Louis), Caesar Kalinowski spoke on three different topics: The Power and Purpose of the Gospel; Gospel Motivation & The Discipleship Environment.

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Topic: Community

3 Marks for Gospel Community Formation

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Whether a new Gospel Community is formed “out of nothing” or one of our existing groups is ready to multiply, there are three things new groups must have in place before forming: a LEADER, a CORE, and a MISSION. 1 LEADER/ A ...

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3 Steps for Gospel Community Multiplication

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As Gospel Communities grow, leaders emerge, multiplication is necessary. Gospel Communities multiply by following 3 steps for healthy multiplication: VISION, INCUBATION, and CELEBRATION. 1 VISION/ A leader must articulate, ...

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Expression Leader Role Description

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The primary focus of your Expression is making disciples of Jesus who make disciples. With this focus, the goal is to facilitate the ongoing discipleship of the saints in your Expression, the development of your MC Leaders and multiplication of ...

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Missional Community Leader Checklist

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Creation Have a relationship with God that is intimate and satisfying. Have a solid understanding from the Bible of who God is and what he is like. Rebellion Confess sin as a common part of their lives, both in prayer and in ...

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Missional Community Leader Role Description

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The primary focus of your MC is making disciples of Jesus who make disciples. With this focus, the goal is to multiply your MC into two MCs within 12 months. Personal Discipleship Daily prayer and reflection on the gospel in your own life. ...

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Topic: Mission

8 Easy Ways to Easily Be Missional

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Missional is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life. Mission should be the way we live, not something we add onto life: “As you go, make disciples….”; “Walk wisely towards outsiders”; ...

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Contextualization Assessment Starter

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1. Do you know the story of the particular community or culture that you are called to? 2. If you know the story, what are the barriers to the gospel? List 3 Barriers to the Gospel. 3. What is the message and medium of the gospel for your ...

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Missional Community Covenant

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Every year, in Soma Communities, we covenant together as Missional Communities to live out our Gospel Identities & Rhythms. The attached document will walk you through the questions we ask and answer within each of our Missional Communities.

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City Group Monthly Check In

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As a group continues to pursue the mission that God has called them to, our lives can get busy with stuff, and stray off the mission or being on mission without being informed by the Gospel. Checking in is paramount in making sure that we are ...

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City Group Leader Application

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We all desire to see God raise up more leaders. The question is, "What should we be asking people as they desire to lead?" "How do we asses new leaders to ensure we are not laying hands on them too quickly?" This list of ...

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Missional Community Covenant 2.0

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Every year, in Soma Communities, we covenant together as Missional Communities to live out our Gospel Identities & Rhythms. The attached document will walk you through the questions we ask and answer within each of our Missional Communities. ...

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Missional Community Covenant Leaders Guide

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This leaders guide is to help theMC leader walk through the MC covenant with their missional community. It is a tool to help your community prayerfully determine & commit to how you will live out your gospel identity together in everyday ...

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Creating the Environment for Discipleship

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Discipleship is the holistic care of a small group of people who are consistently experiencing Jesus’ life and teaching together in a healthy discipling environment where they are learning to submit every area of life to the Lordship of Jesus.

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Topic: Miscellaneous

Soma School Session One: What Shapes The Church?

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The Gospel How Should We Define the Church? Many people define the Church primarily by what she does, not who she is. Unfortunately, this leads to an understanding of the Church that defines her not by God’s work, but by man’s work, ...

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Soma School Session Two: Who Is The Church

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Gospel Motivation – Our Identity as Gospel People SOMA’s Identity as Gospel People Not too long into our journey as a new church plant we realized that we were doing a good job of calling people to the Mission and even seeing people ...

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Soma School Session Three: Gospel Methods - Everyday Gospel Rhythms

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The Attractional-Missional Church Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your souls. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they ...

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Soma School Session Four: Building Missional Communities

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MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES DEFINED A Missional Community is a gospel community (FAMILY) that lives out the mission of God together (MISSIONARIES) in a specific area and to a particular people group by demonstrating the gospel in tangible forms ...

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GCM EveryDay Austin 2010 (audio)

GCM EveryDay Austin was our first GCM EveryDay event where we presented ideas and offered tools for living every day as gospel communities on mission.

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The Story: Volume 1 CD

 Greetings all.  At GCM Collective, we want to continually add to your arsenal, resources to aid you in living on mission.  Some of you have gone through the Story of God or the Story Formed Way within your communities ...

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Reformed, Charismatic, Missional Conference

Reformed, Charismatic, Missional Conference coming March 4th & 5th to Tacoma, WA. The conference will be featuring Terry Virgo and Jeff Vanderstelt. More information coming soon!

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Community on Mission Conference Audio

The definition of a disciple has fallen on hard times. The connection between conversion and community is weak at best, and mission is even less a part of the everyday churchgoer's thinking. The purpose of this conference was to make the biblical ...

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