As a family, one of the significant rhythms of our church is the weekly gathering. We gather to remember who God is, what He has done through Jesus, who we are as the family of God, and how we are to live.
In order to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission to go and make disciples, the church is called to live life-on-life, life-in-community, and life-on-mission. We believe that the best structure and environment for making disciples of Jesus is through a Missionary Community (MC). An MC is a smaller group of people who radically reorient everyday life so that they can live as a family on a common mission.
Every MC identifies a group of people whom they believe God is sending them to love, serve, and share Jesus with. It could be a neighbourhood or network of relationships. Some choose to love and serve local schools, while others will identify people they already are in regular relationship with.
As Christ’s people, we try not to add a bunch of extra things to our already busy lives. Instead, we try to live regular life with gospel intentionality. Each MC strives to show the world what it looks like to worship God in all of life by living out everyday gospel rhythms in submission to Jesus.
Eat – We regularly eat meals with others to invite them into the community of God.
Listen – We set aside regular times to listen to God both backward (God's Word) and forward (God's Spirit).
Story – We take time to be shaped by God's Story, and listen to other's stories.
Bless – We intentionally bless others through words, gifts and actions.
Celebrate – We gather together regularly to celebrate God's extravagant blessings.
Recreate – We take time to rest and work, play and create, with the intention of bringing about restoration to people and places.
To download an 10-week guide that will help your group clarify where God is calling you, download the "Meeting to Mission" Guide.
When Jesus saves us, he also begins the process of growing us up into the likeness of Christ. DNA Groups are one of the main ways we care for one another and help each other grow.
The term DNA group refers to a group that ideally consist of three people—men with men, women with women— who meet together weekly under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. They seek to be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each other’s lives so that they grow to become more like Jesus. DNA is an acronym that reminds of us three key components of discipleship: Discover, Nurture, and Act.
Discover the truths of the Gospel in Scripture.
Nurture these truths into our hearts, leading to repentance and faith in the Gospel.
Act in faith to obey what Jesus calls us to do and share with others what he is doing in our lives.
Download the DNA Guide below: