We currently have groups that meet on Monday through Thursday nights in homes around East Austin (click here for meeting times and locations). You can also email us at email@example.com if you would like more information on joining a group.
COMMUNITY IN HOMES
Our Community Groups help us practically fulfill the “one anothers” of the NT by belonging to a small, intergenerational, Christ-centered, evangelistic, disciple-making community. Our vision comes from Acts 2:42-47 where the early church gathered in homes to share meals, pray, worship, study the word, and hold each other accountable to make disciples and spread the gospel. All of our CG leaders are commissioned with helping each member of their CG be involved in evangelism and discipleship, and our weekly gatherings include:
- Sharing a meal (usually a potluck)
- Studying the Bible (usually the passage from Sunday)
- Praying and worshiping (usually including singing)
Some Community Group’s have one person who cooks every week, others will rotate or do potlucks. Our time in the word will usually be focused on the text from Sunday’s sermon and Scripture readings, in order to keep digging deeper into the word together. We usually close our gathering with prayer and singing, worshiping God and asking him to work in our lives.
COMMUNITY ON MISSION
The Community Group gathering is meant to cultivate awe for God, fellowship with each other, and a love for those outside the church (Acts 2:42-43). We don't merely gather for ourselves, but also for the sake of others. Our discussions and prayers should always involve how we are loving and reaching out to our neighbors, in order to see the Lord add to our number those who are being saved (Acts 2:46-47). Community Groups are encouraged to be flexible and creative with their gatherings too, and do something different every once in a while. Go serve someone in the church together one week, host a grill-out with some neighbors another week, or have a game night or a party one week. Each Community Group will look a little different, but all share a common vision of being family-sized communities on mission!