We are currently going through a time of transition from home groups to Missional Communities (MCs) built around a mission objective. They are complimented by Core Groups of 3 - 5 people. Core Groups can consist of people who belong to the same Missional Community, but this need not be the case.
Missional Communities can help us draw in those who don’t yet know Christ. They can provide a flexible format where we can welcome new people. They are mission-focussed, and provide opportunities for peoples’ gifts to grow and be released. MCs can be built around neighbourhoods, networks or needs.
Some existing home groups are naturally evolving into MCs. More MCs are developing from scratch as pioneering, entrepreneurial leaders develop a vision, form a nucleus and build their community to reach a neighbourhood, network or need.
Examples of MCs that have emerged so far are:
Neighbourhood: a home group transitioning into a MC running Soulsenter (‘a journey into spiritual growth’) in their area.
Network: a group of young female professionals reaching their colleagues through intentionally sharing their friendship and social lives.
Need: a group committed to supporting those involved in education.
However, these larger groups can’t provide the same level of accountability or encouragement for our individual discipleship growth. These things are best found in Core Groups.
We will be publishing a list of all the groups in October.