Gospel Communities are mid-sized groups of people that meet throughout the week in different areas of our city, committed to life in community on mission.
Why Gospel Communities?
God has designed us for life in community on mission.
Jesus are committed to learning to become more and more like Him in every area of life, from work to play, finances to family. Discipleship to Jesus isn’t a Sunday-morning-thing, it’s a Sunday-through-Saturday-thing. It involves everyday life.
God knows we can’t possibly do this on our own. He has made us for community to be encouraged, supported, and cared for. We want to live openly, learning to share honestly and openly about all aspects of our lives.
And we are called to live not just for ourselves, but also for our neighbors. We believe the good news of Jesus needs to saturate every part of the world – geographically, culturally, and vocationally. In community with one another, we want to see presence of the Gospel in our neighborhoods, schools and places of employment.
What do Gospel Communities look like?
From shared experiences and the wisdom of others, we’ve chosen to build Gospel Communities around a set of consistent and meaningful practices that will help shape and sustain our life in community on mission. These practices are:
Sharing: We share meals together, we share leadership and responsibility for the group, and we share our stories with one another.
Hospitality: We welcome others to our group - especially people new to Hope Church and friends who are interested in Jesus.
Engaging: We interact with and engage God together through prayer, Bible study, or worship.
Blessing: We reach out beyond ourselves to show and tell the goodness of Jesus to our neighbors and surrounding community.