At WCC we do not have small groups, we have Missional Communities (MC's). Whereas small groups are made up of 8-12 people, our MC's are made up of 20-35 people (and includes children) or 12-16 families (we count 'singles' as a family) who meet mostly in homes throughout various days of the week.
Missional communities are at the heart of who we are as a church family and are high in commitment. Shared experiences are created as we share in God's mission together in every day ways as every day people living and working in every day places. For us, missional communities are where we learn to cultivate the common life God has called us to enjoy.
At the heart of our missional communities is the desire to apprentice lives to Jesus through meaningful connections with God, one another and others who live, work and play among us. Therefore, each gathering brings together three "environments" to deepen life together:
Living a life of Connection with God, where we study and discuss Scripture, and pray together.
Living a life of Connection with One Another, where we share in life together by sharing how God is working in our lives. This involves sharing a meal and meaningful conversations.
Living a life of Connection with God's Mission, where we share in mission together during at least one formal gathering each month. This happens within the neighborhood where each missional community gathers, or the networks of relationships (work places or 'third' places) in which each person dwells. Sometimes our LCG's join in mission through WCC's local mission efforts. We want to think and live on mission with God as disciples who are everyday people in everyday places and in everyday ways, by coming together in community to join in mission together. Since we believe God is always at work we trust that somehow each missional community can join Him in what He is doing in the lives of those with whom they dwell, neighbor to neighbor, house to house.
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