About Missional Communities
In addition to traditional 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 as we learn what it means to be faithful to the reign of Christ.
At the core of our missional communities is the desire to apprentice lives to Jesus. Therefore, each gathering brings together three different “connections” to cultivate this kind of life:
Liturgy: where we recite the WCC Rule of Life, Confession, Prayers of the People and discuss the Scriptures together. We also have practices specific to missional communities that help form us as members of God’s household and citizens of His in-breaking kingdom.
Community: where we share in life together by practicing the WCC Rule of Life specific to missional communities, share how God is working in our lives and learn what it means to cultivate gracious hospitality in our common life together. Some MC's involve sharing meals together.
Mission: where we share in God’s 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. 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.
About Small Groups
Small Groups virtually and in-person. The study opportunities range from books of the Bible to other books covering a variety of topics, such as Christian Living, Spiritual Practices, Gospel, Culture & Justice Studies, Theological Studies, Biblical Studies. Each small group is temporary and meet for a time period specific to the study. If you are looking for something more permanent we encourage you to explore MC's. You can find our current small group offerings here.
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