Our communities are built around mission. One of the most important things we rediscovered as network is that if we put God’s mission, the Great Commission, first, everything else falls into place. Jesus told us that if we seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, all that we need will be given to us. This does not mean we neglect other aspects of community life: we simply focus on mission as a first priority. Our life communities meet in homes, restaurants, and other appropriate venues – wherever people gather. We meet for a number of reasons. We might have dinner together and invite some neighbors and friends. We might throw a party. We might come together to serve in some practical way, such as raking leaves, cutting hedges, or painting for someone who cannot do that task for themselves. We also meet to worship, pray, study the Bible, encourage one another, and eat.
Each community has its own leader and chooses when and where to meet, and for what purpose. But we are not only interested in meetings. Far from it. We encourage community members to engage in their own forms of ministry and community with their friends and neighbors during the week. It is usually what we do between gatherings that makes the difference in people’s lives.
It is vital for us to be involved at the community level. This is where the life is, where opportunities abound, and where God’s mission gets done. We encourage you to check out one of the groups below and give it a try.