The Austin Stone is a network of missional communities – small groups of people, joined by the gospel, pursuing the renewal and redemption of their community together. Missional community is the primary way to connect with others at The Austin Stone and pursue life on mission together.
A community of Christians on mission with God in obedience to the Holy Spirit that demonstrates tangibly and declares creatively the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a specific pocket of people.
Missional Community is at the heart of living out the mission and vision that God has given The Austin Stone. We cannot do what God has called us to do alone. Jesus calls His people to live in community, living life together as we seek to share the gospel with our friends, neighbors, coworkers and city.
We want to be a movement: we want to be rapidly growing, dynamic, multiplying disciples – just like the early church. To do this, every believer has to get involved in the mission.
The first step in getting connected at The Austin Stone is to fill out this short form. Someone from our Connections Team will contact you to help get you more involved at The Austin Stone.
If you are in a group already or simply want to learn more about missional communities, our Missional Community Training is a great place to get started.
The purpose of missional community training is to train and equip people with the philosophy behind and the fundamentals of leading an effective, gospel-centered missional community.
This class is open to anyone interested in learning more. It spans four weeks. Check our Get Involved page occasionally to find out details about when the next class is offered.
We offer Equipping Classes during our fall and spring Get Trained class semester for anyone looking to get connected at The Austin Stone. In taking one of these classes, you will be put into a group that will be your community throughout the class.
Many of these groups continue on to become Missional Communities once the semester is over. For class information, please visit our Classes page.