What are GRASSROOTS Gospel Communities?
Gospel Communities are gatherings of 6-20 people that engage in FOUR gospel-shaped rhythms of life while developing and embracing missional, incarnational practices together.
Communion (UP): “We are God’s Beloved”
Community (IN): “We are God’s Family”
Co-Mission (OUT): “We are God’s Sent Ones”
Gospel Communities eat, learn, pray, serve and seek to tangibly express the kingdom as a sign, foretaste, and instrument. Gospel Communities gather and scatter throughout our city to engage culture, love people (and our city), invite people into God’s kingdom (make apprentices/disciples) and multiply into other neighborhoods.
Gospel Communities are the primary way we connect with God, one another and our neighbors as we participate together in God’s mission. We mutually challenge and encourage one another to truly believe our identity in Christ and embrace a way of life characterized by rhythms and practices that reveal to the world who God truly is: that HIS kingdom would come (and already has in and through Jesus), HIS will be done on earth as it is in heaven (loving obedience). Each community meets regularly to eat, learn, pray and be together on mission, living out the gospel in real, tangible expressions.
This IS the entry point AND organizing structure of our church family. If you are not a part of a Gospel Community, you are not a part of GRASSROOTS.