What is a missional community?
A missional community (MC) is an extended family of 20-40 disciples on mission to a specific neighborhood, network of relationships, or people in need order to multiply more disciples of Jesus. It can involve adults only or adults and children together.
- It is not a small group, though there are small groups (“Huddles”) within a MC.
- It is not a Bible study, though we study the Bible within a MC.
- It is not a church, because we are a part of First Baptist Church of Cape Coral.
- It is not a program, because it is a lifestyle.
Simply, it is a tool to make disciples who live gospel-centered lives UP towards God, IN towards the church, and OUT towards the world.
How does it work?
A missional community seeks to gather throughout a month to live UP, IN, and OUT in light of their mission towards a specific neighborhood, network of relationships, or people in need. These scheduled gatherings help foster a lifestyle to live UP, IN, and OUT as individuals, families, and MCs. Over time, we multiply new MCs with new mission focuses.
Here are the three main types of MC gatherings
- Family Meals (UP/IN)—gather for community and for refocusing on the gospel and living a gospel-centered life UP, IN and OUT
- Huddles (UP/IN)—gather in groups of 2-3 of same gender for Bible study, prayer, accountability whenever and wherever you want
- Third Place (IN/OUT)—gather in a neutral and natural place (not at church property) to be with non-Christian people of the neighborhood, network of relationships, or people in need for the sake of making disciples
Our current Missional Community is seeking to reach the Coronado neighborhood and Downtown area of Cape Coral. We typically have a family meal on Sunday’s at 12 p.m. in someone’s home.
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