Gospel Communities meet weekly 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.
Discipleship to Jesus isn’t a Sunday-morning-thing, it’s a Sunday-through-Saturday-thing. As followers of Jesus, we are learning to become more and more like Him in every area of life, from work to play, finances to family.
God knows we can’t possibly do this on our own. He made us for community. We want to live openly, freed from having to hide, learning to share honestly about all aspects of life.
It doesn’t stop there—we are called to be on God’s mission together, proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed. We believe the good news of Jesus needs to saturate every part of the world—geographically, culturally and vocationally. As communities, we want to become a faithful presence in our neighborhoods, schools and workplaces.
Although it takes time and intentionality to learn how to do this together, there is such a rich blessing on the other side.
What do Gospel Communities look like?
Life in community on mission.
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 Refuge 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.