Missional Communities Workshop


Forming, developing, and multiplying missional communities can be an outstanding approach to church planting! However, getting missional communities going doesn’t make the planting of a new church automatic. It takes intentionality to make disciples, to live in Christ-centered community, and to be a sending and multiplying church.

The Nebraska District hosted a one-day missional community church planting workshop, and now that workshop is available to you! This page includes links to video segments of the workshop’s presentations, along with the handouts. You are encouraged to watch these videos and work through the corresponding questions as you explore starting a missional community where you are.

You might consider using these video segments and handouts as part of your elders, church council, or other leadership team meetings, watching and discussing one video each time. Or gather a group of interested and committed members and spend a Saturday watching, discussing, and planning what this might look like in your community. These resources are made available to you to use in whatever ways work best for you.

You may download the entire handout below, or click the handout link by each video to download only the questions for that segment.

Email missions@ndlcms.org with questions or for additional resources.


View all Missional Communities workshop videos on the Nebraska District LCMS Vimeo channel.  (All videos are able to be downloaded in advance from their Vimeo page for use in places which may not have internet access.)

Video Introduction to Rev. Eric Wenger

Video 1: First Things First

First Things First handout

Video 2: The Big Picture

Big Picture handout

Video 3: Missional Community Fundamentals

Fundamentals handout

Video 4: Three Approaches to Missional Communities

Raized Community Discussion handout (for video #4)

Video 5: Missional Community Victories

Victories handout

Video 6: Missional Community Obstacles

Obstacles handout

Video 7:  Missional Community Funding

Teamwork (for video #7)

Milestones (for video #7)

Video 8: Partnerships

Video 9: Preparing Missional Community Leaders

Video 10: Designing Your Game Plan

Game Plan handout

Video 11: First Things First Again

Prayer Walk Outline

Books and Resources

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