What Is A Gospel Community?
A Gospel Community is a group of people that is committed to living life together for the sake of mission. They are groups of ordinary people, doing ordinary things, with gospel intentionality. This happens through the three discipleship identities — Family, Disciple, Servant-Missionary.
GCs regularly gather together for family times. Whether it’s a meal together or just a time to hang out and talk, GCs provide time and opportunity for us to know one another and be known. The Family Meal serves as the hub for the gospel community, where we can all be together to great one another, share fellowship, and invite others to enter in.
Gospel Communities provide a context for us to learn together. GCs regularly meet to study the Word, read together, and help one another to better apply the truth to their lives. Sometimes the whole group will meet together, other times perhaps just the men or women will meet with one another. GCs are a great place to deepen relationships with others as you study the truth together.
As needs arise in your GC, in the church, and in your communities, a GC should be ready and willing to serve in these opportunities. A GC provides a context in which we can bear one another’s burdens, and reach out to make new disciples. A GC is not a “holy huddle” of believers. Instead a GC seeks to include others into the fellowship that they already enjoy. A group of people doing mission together — that’s the vision for a Gospel Community.