MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES (coming soon!)
A Missional Community is group of people who actively live out God’s mission together. Functioning as an extended family, they demonstrate the Gospel to specific people groups through relationships, service, and a message of reconciliation.
DEFINING TRAITS OF A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY
- A group of between 10-30 people (small enough to care, big enough to dare).
- Has a healthy balance of reaching, connecting, and sending.
- Has a defined missional focus for a specific area, people, group and/or issue.
- Looks outwards through a mixture of service, relationship building, and verbal witness.
- Does not require that members be professing Christians to belong.
- Takes place in community and often revolves around shared times of food and fun.
- Gathers informally throughout the week, not just at formal meetings.
MISSIONAL FOCUS OF A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY
Each missional community has a missional focus. This is an essential element to a missional community.
WHO, not WHAT: A missional focus needs to be on people, not programs. We need to ask WHO we are called to serve and engage, not the things.
Person(s) of Peace: Community member who will help us reach our WHO. (Luke 10:6)
Real Needs: The tangible needs of our WHO.
Where: The geographic location of our WHO.
How: The ways in which we will serve our WHO.
Are you interested in being part of launching Missional Communities at Frontline? Sign up for a 4 week intensive class starting early 2017. Contact Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the list.