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Dr. Todd Engstrom is the Executive Pastor of Ministries at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. Additionally, he directs the efforts of The Austin Stone in church planting - training, resourcing and deploying church leaders to glorify God wherever they are. Finally, he regularly speaks, writes and consults with churches on the topics of missional communities and organizational leadership. At home, he is husband to Olivia, father to five kids, and a missionary in his neighborhood.
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March 10, 2016 by Todd Engstrom
THE OUTCOME OF CHURCH DISCIPLINE As we have faithfully practiced discipline as a body, we are overjoyed that in almost every circumstance the individual has been brought to repentance and restored with joy. As to how we receive repentant...
March 9, 2016 by Todd Engstrom
The elders of The Austin Stone have studied, prayed and labored over the process of discipline as we put it into practice in our community. Before we even begin to talk about the process of discipline, each and every step is covered in prayer...
March 7, 2016 by Todd Engstrom
THE THEOLOGY OF CHURCH DISCIPLINE Throughout the pages of the New Testament, God is seeking to instruct us about His character, our sin and rebellion, the magnificence of Jesus and His atoning work, and how we are to walk in accordance with the...
December 7, 2015 by Todd Engstrom | Send Network
What steps should we take to multiply? First, assess the health of your group. Make sure you know where you’re strong and weak!  Second, identify a leader for the new community that will be forming, and ensure they have a clear sense of purpose....
December 3, 2015 by Todd Engstrom | Send Network
Send Network: Tell us a little about the culture of your church. Todd Engstrom: At Austin Stone, we are a church that is committed to the authority of God’s word, first and foremost, and we preach it and proclaim it with conviction to...
March 4, 2015 by Todd Engstrom | Send Network
Editor's Note: Multiplication is a critical piece of effectively making disciples, and foundational to a movement.  This series of posts will explore different different questions about multiplying a missional community: Why...
March 3, 2015 by Todd Engstrom | Send Network
Editor's Note: Multiplication is a critical piece of effectively making disciples, and foundational to a movement. This series of posts will explore different different questions about multiplying a missional community: Why multiply...
March 2, 2015 by Todd Engstrom | Send Network
Editor's Note: Multiplication is a critical piece of effectively making disciples, and foundational to a movement.  This series of posts will explore different different questions about multiplying a missional community: Why multiply...
July 3, 2014 by Todd Engstrom | Send Network
Many people much smarter than me have wrestled with the question “what is culture?” At the heart of it, though, culture is composed of beliefs, values and practices shared by a group of people. Building a disciple-making culture in the local...
June 30, 2014 by Todd Engstrom | Evangelism | Send Network
I am ecstatic that much of the conversation in church planting and church leadership has been moving towards the topic of discipleship. Books are being written, conferences are being themed and leaders are calling the church to consider the core...
April 1, 2014 by Todd Engstrom | Evangelism | Send Network
Our Vision at The Austin Stone Like many churches, The Austin Stone has a very clear vision of what we believe God has called us to . We phrase our vision this way: To be a New Testament church existing for the supremacy of the name and...
April 1, 2014 by Todd Engstrom | Evangelism | Send Network
On Mission with God When we say, “On Mission with God”, we want to be clear about something. God is about bringing glory to His name and establishing His kingdom and reign in the world. It’s what He’s always been up to throughout redemptive...
April 1, 2014 by Todd Engstrom | Evangelism | Send Network
We could probably expand several volumes on theological, philosophical and practical levels regarding missional communities. I want to highlight one distinction that is important for us in pursuing these kinds of missional communities at The...