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What is a Missional Community?
A group of Christ-followers committed to gather weekly in order to encourage one another with the truth of their identity in Jesus and to exhort one another to live this identity out throughout the week (Hebrews 10:24-25).
What is the Purpose of a Missional Community?
Missional communities are the primary vehicle by which Pathway engages in the life-on-life process of discipleship. The goal is to make followers of Jesus who are thriving and reproducing.
The 4 Major Aspects of Our Identity
Missional Communities follow a rhythm that reinforces 4 major aspects of our identity in Jesus. A follower of Jesus is:
- Part of a Gospel Family (Ephesians 4:4-6). We reinforce this by sharing in a meal with one another every month. We are all sinners saved by God’s grace and adopted into his family (Eph. 1:5). We therefore share in suffering together, rejoice in blessing together, and everything in between.
- Obedient to God’s Word (Matthew 28:20). We reinforce this by a thorough study of God’s word together once a month. During this time we seek to further understand our identity in Jesus, see ways in which our lives are not in line with the Gospel, and learn to pursue Godliness.
- Equipped for Mission (Ephesians 4:12). We reinforce this by taking one night every month in which we equip ourselves to engage in God’s mission through interactive, practical education. We also learn how to share our own faith story and pray for the lost.
- Engaged in Mission (Matthew 28:18-20). We reinforce this by actively engaging in serving our community and sharing the Gospel of Christ through our words and actions.
The 4 Major Elements of a Missional Community Meeting
You can expect to have at least 3 of these 4 elements at every Missional Community meeting:
Please contact us if you are interested in joining a missional community or if you would just like more information.