Community Groups

A Community Group is a gathering of Jesus-followers who are committed to living out the Gospel together within a specific context for the purpose of sharing their lives with others.

The key characteristics of these communities are that they are:

  • Seeks to incorporate those not involved in church
  • Not a Bible study or small group for church people
  • They are church for people who do not attend church
  • Committed to living amongst the people they are trying to reach
  • They find culturally appropriate ways of reaching people
  • Want to know who is not connected to the Church and how those persons might be comfortable in gathering
  • As communities form, the group begins to explore discipleship
  • This can vary from formal learning in discussions to social learning inside the close proximity of life lived together, to missional learning that comes from serving others.
  • Not “ministries” of a church – they are the church