A missional community is a group of people, about the size of an extended family, who are united through Christian community around a common service and witness to a particular neighbourhood or network of relationships. Presence, mission and discipleship are at the core of a missional community.
Here are the current missional communities but with more on the way.
Adoption and Fostering Support Missional Community – We provide practical support to families whose children are adopted, or placed with them, by Social Services.
We meet together one Sunday a month and at other times during the week.
Blanquettes Missional Community – To be a welcoming/invited extended family in the Blanquettes estate, inspired by the verses in Psalm 68: v6 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
We like to be a ‘family on mission’ in every moment that we live on the estate, meeting friends and neighbours. Our scheduled meetings are fortnightly, every other Thursday (7:30 to 9:00pm).
We have organised several community events including a summer Jazz Evening and a bonfire party.
Connection – time to connect with others. This new group is an opportunity to spend time with friends, and make news ones too. Each month the activity will be different, but there will always be the time to enjoy being together, building relationships and learning together.
If you would like more information on a particular Missional Community then please contact the church office.
They are centred on a simple method of bible study in which anyone can participate. These are new groups which may operate as part of a missional community or alternatively on their own.
We encourage all partners of the church to join a Life Transformation Group (LTGs). They are groups of two or three people of the same sex, who gather together regularly for about an hour for mutual encouragement and accountability.
LTGs aim to achieve just three things
- To hold one another accountable by asking each other a series of questions. (James 5:16)
- To read agreed passages from the bible between meetings for discussion in the LTG. (Col. 3:16)
- To pray for one another and for our friends. (Acts 7:27)
So, LTGs are a simple, but powerful way to promote life transformation and the reproduction of disciples. It is recommended that the group not grow past three, but multiply into groups of two once the fouth person has joined.
Who can be in an LTG?
There are only two qualifications for starting or joining an LTG:
- A strong desire to grow in Christ. (Eph. 4:15)
- Faithfulness in the process itself. (Eccl. 9:10)
A lack of either of these will slow down or derail the progress of the group.
If you have any questions about LTGs and how they work, or would like to join one, then please contact the church office.