It seems a long time ago since we decided to move from a home group to a missional community. May 2010. It is now September 2013, so we’ve been on this journey for three and a half years now. I blogged about what we had learned after six months and again after just over a year, and then the blog petered out somewhat, with not much content since 2011. Oops.
The reason for this was really a sense that we had no idea what we were doing – so why would anyone want to read about us? In the language of the 3DM Lifeshape Square, I was probably in the “D2” phase of disillusionment and discouragement. With a bit of distance now I see more of the journey we’ve been on, so hope to pick up the blog a bit now and bring you up to speed on the ups and downs we’ve experienced.
I hope these reflections of a ‘rank amateur’ will be useful to anyone actually trying to start, and lead a missional community.