the guide

Starting and shaping a missional expression of church is a wild and unpredictable adventure. There are no maps for where you’re going. You need an experienced guide.

about the guide

Dynamic Adventure is a guide for your team’s journey into the strange and unfamiliar territory of starting or shaping a missional expression of church. It’s filled with real-life stories from the field and over fifty practical exercises to guide you as you learn and apply to your unique context the six dynamics of Communitas International’s approach to missional church planting: Embed, Initiate, Practice, Mature, Hub and Extend.

Whether you are just setting out or have journeyed for many years, Dynamic Adventure is an invaluable tool to help you engage your surroundings, mature as a faith community, and deepen your Kingdom impact.

Who is it for?

Dynamic Adventure is not a textbook, it’s a workbook designed to promote action! It’s a unique resource specifically designed to help groups of people start and shape a missional expression of church:

• informal groups of “dreamers” seeking to impact in their city
• missional communities
• church planting teams
• leadership teams or boards of established churches
• pastoral education groups
• academic programs
• study groups for missional pioneers

No matter the size or nature of your group, Dynamic Adventure provides the framework for you to interact, imagine, and implement a missional approach to being church together.

About the Team

Dynamic Adventure is the collaborative effort of a writing team spanning nine time zones, multiple cultures, and numerous disciplines. The team has compiled lessons learned from Communitas International’s nearly 50 years of church planting experience in Western culture.

Daniel Steigerwald

Dan helps leaders and churches find creative perspectives, processes, and connections that enable them to mature and multiply shalom community.

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Deborah Loyd

Deborah helps individuals and churches discover their passion so that they can live from their strengths and make a difference in the lives of people and thus the world.

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April Te Grootenhuis Crull

April starts and supports missional communities in Spain, specializing in culture development at every level.

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Michael Kuder

Mike has a business background, is a pastor and church planter, and currently serves with the global advancement team of Communitas International.

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