Missional Communities

Berean's Small Groups

A missional community (MC for short) is a group of people doing life together. We serve in our community, grow in our faith together, share our lives with each other.

We do life better when we do it together.

Missional Communities

MCs are meeting all over the South Metro, maybe even in your neighborhood! And new ones are forming all the time. 

Network MCs

Our list of Network Missional Communities is growing. 

  • 20somethings MC: a community for people in their 20s
  • FaithFamily Singles: for singles 45+
  • 30+ Singles: a community for single people in their 30s
  • Young Couples MC: for couples in their 20s
  • Caring for Those Unseen MC: a community that reaches out to those impacted by domestic violence, human trafficking, and religious persecution
  • Radical Living MC: a group from the Radical Living ABF
  • Mosaic MC: a group of young adults (20s & 30s)

Network MCs Start-Ups

Potential new network groups could include:

  • Somali Connections
  • Health Care Industry
  • Small Business Owners


Tony Manning, Executive Pastor
Alecia Janzen, Missions Administrative Assistant

What are MCs all about?

MCs are Berean's small groups and are the primary way we get connected in our Faith Family. They are much more than a weekly event. MCs gather together at different times throughout the month to fulfill Jesus' mission of being disciples who make disciples. Together we learn how to worship and submit to Jesus in all of life by learning how to love one another as family, worship Jesus as servants who serve others, and share the good news of Jesus Christ as his sent missionaries.

What do MCs do?

As we gather we focus on three key practices:

  • Meeting and Eating. We develop true community by regularly gathering together to share our lives, to share meals, to pray for one another, and to support and encourage each other.
  • Sharing. We spend time discussing the weekend's sermon, what we are learning, and how God is challenging us to grow as disciples.
  • Serving. We make a difference in our community together and invest in the lives of those that need to experience the love of Christ and to hear the message of the gospel.

MC Resources

Resources for MC development

Resources for MC development


  • The Art of Neighboring  A very practical book and 6-week discussion guide for helping groups begin to build relationships with their neighbors.

  • Saturate
    • A great site with tons of teaching, resources, and tools for missional communities and MC leaders.
    • MC community blog and podcasts
    • Ordinary People 
      • 27 short videos of different people sharing their experiences with MCs. Topics range from outreach, being missional moms, logistics, singles MCs, kids, and many more.
    • Additional Saturate resources
    • Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt
      • This book is easy to read and provides a lot of the broader foundation and biblical teaching behind MCs.


  • Trail Guide
    • A comprehensive leader guide for Berean MCs. We have changed some of our approach so it won't reflect all of our current practices, but there is still a wealth of knowledge hereto help you lead your group.


Tony Manning, Executive Pastor
Alecia Janzen, Missions Administrative Assistant

Outreach Events

16oct(oct 16)10:00 am20(oct 20)10:00 amMission Trip: Tecate, Mexico10:00 am - 10:00 am (20)

18oct(oct 18)10:00 am27(oct 27)10:00 amMission Trip: Myanmar10:00 am - 10:00 am (27)

24oct6:30 pm7:30 pmDominican Republic Mission Trip Info Meeting6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Burnsville Campus Room 114

10nov(nov 10)10:00 am17(nov 17)10:00 amMission Trip: Honduras10:00 am - 10:00 am (17)

02dec(dec 2)10:00 am07(dec 7)10:00 amMission Trip: Guatemala10:00 am - 10:00 am (7)