Category Archives: Missional Community Experience

Worship Gathering Sunday Night

We’re holding a special worship gathering next Sunday to commission Jim Weldon as he begins working as the Area Director for North St. Johns County Young Life. Please come and encourage and pray for Jim and his wife Jennifer – … Continue reading

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Our Story So Far

The Story of LoveFirst Coast/First Coast Missional Communities (so far) – March 2017 version In the Spring of 2013, God pulled together about twenty people from five different churches.  We had several things in common.  Many of us had been … Continue reading

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Why We Take Short Term Mission Trips

My friend Carleene recently sent me some articles by the Gospel Coalition that raised some concerns about short term missions.  There’s been a fair amount of research and a great deal of reflection on the pluses and minuses of such … Continue reading

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When The Spirit Leads the Retreat!

When the Spirit leads a retreat, the experiences you have are exactly what you need. Continue reading

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What is Good News to these people?

(Next gathering, Good Friday, Mickler Beach, 30 minutes before sunrise.) Who is God leading you to reach?  And why? We’re currently laying the groundwork for what may become a missional community downtown.  What do I mean by that?  Well, in … Continue reading

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Discipleship’s Uncomfortable Third

In discipleship, we invite others to be intentional about living three dimensionally, Up-In-and-Out:  Up – pursuing a relationship with God, In – investing deeply in a few relationships, and Out – engaging in advancing God’s Kingdom. Usually, people are comfortable with … Continue reading

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Ask It! The Haunting/Clarifying Discipleship Question

There’s a question than haunts me and drives me in ministry. “If all the Christians in the world were killed and none were left but those in your church, would they be equipped to start the Christian movement all over … Continue reading

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