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Community Practices One Pager 

  • Family Gathering Guide: This guide will help you create a family time where you build community and move toward others.
  • Scatter Together Guide: This guide will help you look at your schedule with intentionality and plan to live your lives together on mission.
  • 3D Meeting Guide: This guide will keep your 3D Meetings focused and impactful.

Communities

  • Communities Launch Steps: This will help you get a community off the ground, create the culture and shape the direction and purpose. If you desire to launch a community, connect with a leader at The Well so we can help resource you in the process!
  • Grant Proposal: As your Community is on mission, there may be funds needed (one-time or recurring) to effectively carry out the mission. The Well wants to help resource Communities! Complete this form and submit to James Harris.
  • Meal Ideas: A collection of easy, delicious meal ideas for Family Gatherings.

Web Resources:

  • Todd Engstrom's Blog: Probably the best resource we've come across on Communities. Answers almost any question you have on Communities. From The Austin Stone Church.

Book Recommendations:

  • Total Church"Church is not a meeting you attend or a place you enter," write pastors Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. "It's an identity that is ours in Christ. An identity that shapes the whole of life so that life and mission become 'total church.'" With that as their premise, they emphasize two overarching principles to govern the practice of church and mission: being gospel-centered and being community-centered.
  • The Art of Neighboring - What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? The authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them.
  • Meals with Jesus - This everyday experience is really an opportunity for grace, community, and mission. Evaluate why and who we invite to our table.

3D Groups

  • 3D Meeting Guide: This guide will keep your 3D Meetings focused and impactful.
  • GROW Tool: This tool is an easy-to-use guide in effectively reading the Bible to grow in Christ.
  • Rhythm Activity: Use this template to help create your personal weekly rhythms to read, pray and connect with those who know and don’t know Jesus. 
  • Sharing My Story: Sharing the story of how we came in to a relationship with God will not only bring Him praise, and connect with others that don’t yet know Him, but it will also draw us closer to each other. Use this tool to share your story in your 3D group and with those you are engaging with the gospel.
  • Redemptive Relationships Worksheet: This tool is created to help you think through and intentionally build relationships with those whom God sovereignly has placed around you. The more we fall in love with Christ, the more people around us will hear us talk about Him, and see us live differently for Him. This tool will help you become more intentional towards fostering real friendships with those who don’t yet know Him.