A missional community (MC for short) is a family of servant missionaries sent on mission by God as disciples who make disciples.
WHAT IS A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY?
A missional community, although related, is much more than a weekly ‘small group’ or ‘bible study group’. MCs gather together at different times throughout the week to fulfil Jesus’ mission of being disciples who make disciples. Together we learn how to worship and submit to Jesus in all of life by learning how to love one another as family, worship Jesus as servants who serve others, and share the good news of Jesus Christ as his sent missionaries.
Every missional community identifies a group of people whom they believe God is sending them to love, serve, and share Jesus with. It could be a neighbourhood or network of relationships. Some choose to love and serve local schools, while others will identify people they already are in regular relationship with. We want to see every aspect of our city blessed by God’s people: business, arts, education, sports, recreation, and social services.
Another way of describing an MC is as an ‘outward looking family’. As a family, MC’s seek to love each other and do life together as a family. But the goal is always to be looking outwards so as to bring the good news of Jesus to others so that they might be included in the life of God and his church. Soma, a church in Tacoma, Washington has a great video about MC’s.
As part of our MC’s, we break into smaller groups – usually 2-3 people – for building relationships, praying together, and studying the word in a more intimate setting. Many people choose to do DNA groups with people in their MC for depth of relationship and consistency sake. D.N.A stands for Discover, Nurture. Act.