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Missional Communities run off of and generate a culture that can be summed up in three words: Family on Mission. Churches are meant to operate like extended families or as groups of extended families, what the Romans called ‘households’, united around a calling to uniquely fulfil Jesus’ great commission in their context. As we reflect on Paul’s message to the Ephesians we explore what that looks like and why these communities play such a big part in the spread of Christianity then and now. Two obvious reasons are that it is in communities like this where we are able to visibly live out Jesus’ words’ “by this everyone will know you are my disciples, if you love one another” and because it is through communities like this that we see God unfold his salvation plan from Genesis to Acts. Finally, who is this for? Just the super keen? No, this is for you no matter how busy you are and whatever your gifts are. That’s because this is about recycling your existing time and equipping the whole people of God for works of service. We conclude with a look at what comes next for us here at St Andrew’s.