Good thoughts if you are considering launching a missional community or micro-church.
I find GK Chesterton’s words to be very encouraging: “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” Discipleship usually begins with stumbling attempts. But we want to get better. That means, we need to learn from what we do. Grace extends to us the freedom to try anything even if we fail at it. But the wise person admits mistakes and learns from them. Fools don’t and make the same mistakes over and over.
So here are some lessons learned from the Cimarrone MCE. Hopefully we won’t repeat them – and maybe they can help you, if you are trying to launch a missional community. MCE stands for “Missional Community Experience”. It was set up as a four month opportunity for people to experience doing church as a missional community. We wrapped up two weeks ago. I’ve debriefed formally and informally with a fair number of folks. Some are continuing and others…
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