Our communities exist to multiply themselves into other disciplemaking communities. They have an inward and outward focus, which serve our ultimate goal to pursue God’s mission to go and make disciples. Jesus taught that if we put God’s mission, the Great Commission, first, everything else will fall into place. (Matthew 6:33) This does not mean that we neglect other aspects of community life: we simply focus on mission as a first priority. The inward focus of our community life has four components: worship, community, encouragement, and training. We gather weekly to direct our hearts toward God in worship and toward one another in community, with the goal of encouraging one another in the faith and preparing ourselves to serve others in Christ’s name. Our outward focus revolves around building friendships with people outside our group, serving our neighbors with Christ’s love, and sharing the Good News about King Jesus. We meet in homes, restaurants, and other appropriate venues.
Each community has its own leader and chooses when and where to meet, but we all have the same mission and focus. However, it is usually what we do between gatherings that makes the difference in people’s lives. We daily represent Christ to neighbors, family, and friends through our actions, attitudes, and words. We are committed to engaging people throughout the week in the hope that we can influence them to love and serve God through Christ, just as we do. 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, the Great Commission, gets done.
We encourage you to check out one of the groups below and give it a try.