Responding to FAQs on Missional Communities

I have started a new blog and I want to serve as many people as I can through this medium. In this post I want to post many of the questions I receive through my training and consulting. I would like to find out what questions you want me to respond to. I am going to post the ones I hear most often and ask you either to let me know which of these you would like me to respond to OR what questions you have that I have not listed.


  • How do we transition our small group ministry to missional communities?
  • How can families with young children be effective in missional communities?
  • How do you raise up leaders for MCs?
  • How do you go about multiplying and sending out new MCs?
  • How important is the Sunday gathering in this approach to church?
  • How do you train MC leaders?
  • What does an MC leader assessment entail?
  • What is the role of women in MCs?
  • How does you wife handle this?
  • What basic training is required to start an MC?
  • How do you develop a Gospel Fluent Culture?
  • How do you counsel people who are "too busy" to be involved in an MC?
  • What does an MC Covenant look like and how do you help people form one?
  • What kind of ongoing training or coaching do you have in place?
  • What does this look like in a Suburban culture?
  • How do artists engaged this?

Let me know which of these you want me to begin writing on first OR what am I missing?


Jeff Vanderstelt

Jeff Vanderstelt is the visionary leader of Saturate, the Soma Family of Churches, and the lead teaching pastor of Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA. He also travels around the US and the world equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. He is the author of "Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life." He and Jayne, his wife of 22 years, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie.