The church doesn’t have a mission, the mission has a church. - Alan Hirsch
A Missional Community is a community of Christ followers committed to making disciples.
A Missional Community is so much more than a weekly meeting. MC’s are committed to accomplishing Jesus’ mission of being and making disciples by living out their gospel identity as Family, Servants, and Missionaries. MC’s gather together throughout the week at different times to live out these rhythms as they seek to make disciples of either a neighborhood or a network of people.
An Equip Group is an 8 week journey, led by J.P. Matthai, devoted to learning the fundamentals of Missional Community life. Each week, you will receive some foundational teachings and participate in group discussions to help you learn and apply everything you are learning. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will be equipped with exactly what you need to either lead an MC, or become part of an MC.
Frequently Asked Disciple-Making Questions
Do you have Small Groups?
No we do not. We believe that Missional Communities are the most effective way to accomplish Jesus’ mission of being and making disciples. MC’s do share meals together, study the Scriptures, and care for each other just as a traditional small group would, but they go beyond that by intentionally loving their neighbors and serving their city in order to reach those who are far from God. Think of MC’s as “small groups on steroids.”
How do I join an MC?
The first step in joining a Missional Community is to attend an Equip Group. Once you complete the Equip Group, you will be able to start an MC or see a list of our existing MC’s that you could potentially join.
Do you have a list of the MC’s I can look at?
After you finish your Equip Group, you will have an opportunity to see all of our existing MC’s, and fill out an interest form for any MC’s that might be a good fit. Before you send you out on mission, we want to make certain that we set you up for success by equipping you with the fundamentals of Missional Community Life.
How big are the MC’s?
Most MC’s are anywhere between 8-15 adults plus kids. We have found this to be the sweet spot for a healthy MC. Once an MC gets much bigger than this, we encourage the MC multiply in order to expand their influence and continue making disciples.
When do the MC’s meet?
Missional Communities are so much more than a weekly meeting. With that said, there are times they intentionally gather as a family to share meals, study Scripture, pray together, serve together, etc. Each MC determines their family rhythms based on their current season of life, and so different MC’s will gather at different times throughout the week.