WHAT IS A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY?
Missional Communities are our people in community on mission! They are groups of missionary servants who are making disciples, are devoted to Jesus, and one another, as well as their neighbors and city! It is a group of people meeting in homes of South LA and Orange Counties during the week in order to live their lives together in ways that honor God, show love and care for one another and make the gospel evident to the watching world.
Missional Communities are the primary means through which Anchor Community mobilizes people together on mission and connects people to a caring community, encouraging one another toward "Love and good deeds" (Hebrews 10:26). Missional Communities are therefore very important in the ongoing discipleship and health of the people at Anchor Community. Missional Communities are more than a bible study and more than fellowship. They are communities committed to living out the implication of the gospel and the church's mission in the world.
The life of the church as recorded in Acts 2:42-47 came as a result of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit into the lives of a people collectively committed to the mission of God. The description we read about in Acts was not the means of becoming a great church, but the results of God working through a people committed to him and his mission. Missional Communities exist to partner with God to reach the lost, encourage spiritual growth in the individual and further His mission in every part of our world.
EACH MISSIONAL COMMUNITY WILL:
1. Be led by a trained MC Leader committed to shepherding the MC
2. Grow together in understanding and application of the Gospel
3. Help one another live out the gospel in every area of their lives
4. Identify, equip and nurture new leadership to begin new Missional Communities 5. Identify ways to love their neighbor and proclaim the gospel
PATHWAYS INTO A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY:
1. Check out the list of MC’s below
2. Talk to an MC leader about how to get connected
3. Consider starting one in your area and begin attending MC leader training
Andre and Kirstin Jones ( ) Meets on Mondays at the Cash's house, 4538 Chelsea Ct, Cypress @ 6:30 PM for dinner and a study.
The general focus of the Monday night MC is to help develop a culture of the love of Christ through sacrificially giving. We also actively seek opportunities to serve and share meals with those that are seeking the Father. (Caring Connections, Yes We Serve, etc.) We are currently going through the book Future Grace as well.
Mike and Heather Foss ( ) Meets on Mondays at 5555 Long Beach Blvd. #138, Longbeach @ 7 PM for Prayer and a Study
We are committed to serving the community through Laundry Love, Disrupt and Serving Epiphany Fellowship in South Central LA.
John and Reza Lockmer ( ) Meets on Sundays at @ 1:00 PM @ 4253 Monogram Ave. Lakewood. Lunch included!
The general purpose of our community group is to equip and help one another towards greater affections towards God, the proclamation of His precepts, and the spiritual well being of His People. As we seek out His specific will for our Saturday community group, we will be dedicating one of our four monthly meetings towards serving the poor, orphans and the proclamation of the gospel to neighbors who are unfamiliar with it.