78 Reasons: a Missional Community Brainstorm

“I want to start a Missional Community, but I don’t know what the mission should be…”

People who desire to love their community in the name of Jesus in the context of a Missional Community often voice this concern. Sometimes the desire to start a Missional Community shows up before direction towards a mission does.

If that’s you right now, this list may help. 

78 Missional Community Missions:

This list is complied from real life examples of Missional Communities* (some from Mill City), and things God cares about in our city that a Missional Community could respond to:

This list is by no means exhaustive, 78 is an arbitrary number, and I hope you can contribute to the list by commenting.

Also, its extremely important to note many missional communities may be neighborhood focused. This list focues on “network” based missions for Missional Communities. So this list is mostly for people discerning a mission that is not a neighborhood.

A Missional Community’s mission could be loving (or advocating for)… 

  1. Victims of domestic violence
  2. Kids in foster care
  3. Prisoners
  4. The Ballet community
  5. The arts community
  6. Social enterprise
  7. People experiencing homelessness
  8. The neighborhood around you
  9. Victims of human trafficking
  10. Men or Women caught in sexual addiction
  11. Empowering communities in developing countries
  12. Intercultural relationships
  13. Improv comedy! Not kidding
  14. Video gamer community
  15. Micro brew community
  16. Environmental issues
  17. Clean water in developing countries
  18. Transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness
  19. Job training
  20. Purposeful work
  21. Business world
  22. Single moms
  23. Widows
  24. Adoption
  25. Orphans
  26. Deaf Community
  27. Urban youth
  28. Food insecurity
  29. Health and nutrition in developing communities
  30. Health and nutrition for families and kids
  31. Wellness
  32. Hospitality
  33. Interfaith dialogue
  34. Refuge populations
  35. Crime prevention
  36. The retired community, senior living
  37. Entrepreneurship
  38. Education reform
  39. College Students
  40. A specific college campus
  41. Father’s and the fatherless
  42. The Nurses community/medical industry
  43. Radical community living
  44. Teenage girls
  45. Teenage boys
  46. Short films, videography
  47. Freelance community
  48. Writers
  49. Families
  50. Dance
  51. Pregnancy Support
  52. Asian community
  53. Reaching communities through street theater
  54. Juvenile corrections ministry
  55. Mentoring
  56. Africa
  57. Hospitality
  58. Racial reconciliation
  59. Individuals with disabilities
  60. Children on the autism spectrum
  61. Grief support
  62. Knitting
  63. Musicians
  64. Bar community
  65. Counseling services
  66. Community Gardening
  67. Community Sharing programs
  68. Manhood
  69. Womanhood
  70. Victims of sexual abuse
  71. Generosity
  72. Construction // Building groups
  73. Industry specific work collectives
  74. People who work downtown
  75. Outdoor rec
  76. Car repair
  77. Financial stewardship
  78. Freedom from substance abuse

What else? Keep the list going if you have ideas, just offer it in the comment section 

Let the missional imagination begin!

If you would like to flesh out one or more of these ideas as you consider starting a missional community, Pastor Stephanie and I are eager to do that with you. Please contact us.

*Some of these examples come from The Underground in Tampa Bay Florida.