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. Click here to find a group near you. 

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

15dec3:00 pmThe Christmas SongSanctuary Choir & Orchestra Concert3:00 pm Berean Baptist Church - Burnsville Campus

24decalldayChristmas Eve Services(All Day: tuesday)