Be The Church

Discipleship and Mission Made Simple


Sometimes the simplest things can get lost in tradition or become over complicated due to confusion or lack of practice. Sometimes we are just too smart for our own good. The reality of who we are as Christians, the Church and as disciples, while having historical and eternal importance, has become somewhat muddled in our modern understanding and dialogue.

As the conversation around being “missional” has come front and center within certain church circles in recent years, it seems that many of us struggle to grasp and/or explain the basics to others. This short book of simple pictures and conversations is meant to offer a starting point – a way to get, or keep, the dialogue going around some of the key issues surrounding who we are as the Church and what our mission really is.

This book includes drawings from Seth McBee’s Napkin Theology. You can use this free resource to understand, explain and illustrate the simplicity of discipleship and mission.

Caesar Kalinowski
Caesar is a church planter, missional strategist and one of founding leaders of Soma Communities. He currently serves as the Director of the GCM Collective, an organization that helps catalyze missional community multiplication across North America. He is a spiritual entrepreneur and an avid storyteller. His background includes communications for Fortune 500 companies, media production, working with youth, and extensive travel in international missions. He has worked in over 17 countries around the world including Sierra Leone, Sudan, Nigeria, Burma, India, Latvia, Romania and the Czech Republic. He owned and operated several businesses in and around the Chicagoland area, then pastored at a megachurch before moving to Tacoma, Washington in 2004 to help launch Soma. At any given moment Caesar is starting a new missional community and handing over another to a new leader. He is currently working to establish new churches throughout several cities in North America and Eastern Europe. Caesar has a Master’s Degree in Ministry in the area of Global Leadership. His is a certified coach and Coach Trainer via CoachNet. He has been married to Tina, his high school sweetheart, for 29 years; they have three children, Caesar, Christin and Justine.
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Seth McBee
Seth is the adopted son of God, husband of one wife and father of three. He’s a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a finance degree. By trade Seth is an Investment Portfolio Manager, serving as president of McBee Advisors, Inc. Today, he’s a preaching elder with Soma Communities in Renton, WA and part of the Executive Team with the GCM Collective. In his down time he likes to CrossFit, cook BBQ, host pancake ebelskiver breakfasts at his home and many other neighborhood events in his hometown of Maple Valley, Washington. He has been married to Stacy, his high school sweetheart, for 13 years; they have three children: Caleb, Coleman and Madelynn.
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