Missional Small Groups: Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World

by M. Scott Boren. Baker Books, 2010.

This resource shows how missional small groups differ from conventional small groups, arguing that an outward focus is necessary for small groups to fulfill their truly intended purpose.


differences between missional small groups and traditional small groups, practices of missional small groups, real-life stories

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and small group leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Develop small groups that focus on reaching out into the surrounding world by applying practices of missional communities.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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