Once your application is accepted, you will be paired with a “Missional Mentor” to walk with you on your Missional Discernment journey. Plan to be present at Community First! Village frequently (weekly is best) during the next year. You will be interacting with neighbors and Missionals while you get to know them and they get to know you. You will meet with your mentor frequently to discuss various topics such as MLF’s vision, mission, core values and philosophies, understanding traumas that our neighbors face, how best to communicate and become a neighbor, etc.
Once your mentor feels that you are ready to become a missional (usually about a year or so), they will present you to the discernment team for an interview. Discernment interviews are only held in December, March, June and September. If you pass the discernment team interview, then the entire missional body has an opportunity to vote. If you receive 70%+ positive votes, you will be invited to join the missionals at their next quarterly meeting in January, April, July or October. Then you may move into Community First! Village as an approved Missional.