What are GRASSROOTS Gospel Communities?
Gospel Communities are gatherings of 6-20 people that engage in biblical, gospel-shaped rhythms of life together. They eat, learn, pray, serve and seek to tangibly express the kingdom as a sign, foretaste, and instrument. This is the entry point and organizing structure of GRASSROOTS Church.
COMMUNION (UP): “We are God’s Beloved”
COMMUNITY (IN): “We are God’s Family”
CO-MISSION (OUT): “We are God’s Sent Ones”
SABBATH/SHALOM (OFF): “We experience rest and restoration in/through Jesus””
Gospel Communities gather and scatter throughout our city to engage with our culture, love people, invite people into God’s kingdom, and multiply into other neighborhoods. Through these communities, we intentionally cultivate loving relationships with God, one another and our neighbors as we participate together in God’s mission by the power of God’s Spirit.
Gospel Communities seek to increasingly live life together, mutually challenging and encouraging one another to believe our identity in Christ. They embrace a way of life characterized by rhythms and practices that reveal who God is through real, tangible expressions of God’s kingdom. In this way, we learn from Jesus and one another to both speak and demonstrate the good news about Jesus Christ.
“They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. Everyone around was in awe—all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met. They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.” The Physician Luke as recorded in Acts 2:42-47
Anyone who isn’t part of a Gospel Community, isn’t part of the GRASSROOTS family.