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

by M. Scott Boren. Baker Books, 2010.
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M. Scott Boren is founder of The Center for Community and Mission and works with churches and pastors to help create small group and missional communities. Using stories of small groups functioning as missional communities, Boren shows how missional small groups differ from conventional small groups and provides practices that are common to missional small groups with whom he has worked. He argues that the normal perspective of small groups as places for Christians to come and learn about God are not sufficient for the mission of the church, and that an outward focus is necessary for small groups to live out their truly intended purpose. This resource, which is also available as an e-book, will aid those seeking to develop small groups that focus on reaching out into the world around them.