Our Gospel Communities are not simply small groups or in-home Bible studies. We set out to live life together, extend and model grace to one another, and practice the “one anothers” of Scripture. This is regular and irregular, scheduled and unscheduled. It may include gathering at the restaurant, watching a football game together, meeting over coffee or tea, gathering weekly for a shared meal, a play date with kids, going to a concert together, painting a GC member’s house, helping someone move, comforting them in a difficult time or rejoicing with them in a time of celebration.
Each week our Gospel Communities meet together on an evening during the week, typically other than Sunday. These are regular, scheduled, weekly gatherings in which we come together to study God’s Word as a community and apply the truths of the Gospel to the answers of everyday life. All GCs typically work through the same thing – namely, the passage that was preached the prior Weekend Gathering or an intentional group study . Our purpose is to be a people shaped by the Good News, not simply sharing good advice. In this, we learn to grow in our knowledge of the gospel, our understanding of the gospel, and our application of the gospel to our lives.
In addition to living in community, we also purpose to live out our missionary identities as God's sent people together. Each Gospel Community comes together on a regular basis with the end goal of building relationships with a specific people in a specific place in order to show and tell the good news of the gospel of Jesus.