Think of a group of friends who do life together with Jesus at the center of their friendship who have also identified a specific neighborhood or group of people where they wish to be a blessing and make disciples. While most churches exert a lot of time/energy/money on trying to get unchurched people to come to us and attend our services, we want to send out our people to build relationships with those in our community who might never attend a church in the first place. We don't expect our neighbors to cross all the cultural barriers in our direction. We believe love makes the first move and seeks out those who are far from God. We believe our missional communities are a full expression of church, so instead of inviting people to "attend church" we send the church into the world to build relationships with our neighbors, bless them, and demonstrate to them the love of Jesus. Church is the people of God on mission in the world, not just an event we attend on Sundays.
We keep it simple. Each of our MCs live out the answers to these three questions:
- Together, how will we love God will all our heart, soul, mind and strength?
- How will we love each other well, forming genuine friendships?
- God, who are you calling us to love? What neighborhood or group of people in our community are you calling us to?
Here are some of our missional communities. We'd love to help you get connected or start a new one. We are here to help you answer God's call to make a difference in the world.