What is a Missional Community?
The mission of Center Church is to make disciples who love God, love each other, and love our world. A Missional Community (MC) is the smaller community of people within the church with whom you pursue that mission. We believe that church is more of a family than an event, likewise, Missional Community is not an event you attend but a family you belong to.
MC’s meet in homes around Charlottesville and are geographically based so you can be in community where you live – but groups are not limited to those in the listed area. Our MC’s practice three major rhythms – Community Group, D-Group, and Missional Hangouts.
Missional Community Rhythms
Bible Study (Every other week) The purpose of this time is to connect around the Bible.
D-Group (Every other week) The purpose of this time is to intentionally grow deep in discipleship.
Missional Hangout (Once a month)The purpose of this time is to invite lost friends to experience the family of God.
The people in a healthy MC will intentionally and sacrificially intersect lives outside of scheduled meeting times. That could look like: working out together, grocery shopping together, joining similar clubs, taking kids to the same park or studying together. Intersecting lives requires a measure of sacrifice because we all have real preferences for each area of our lives – but to intersect, each of us will have to at times give those preferences up.
Example Missional Community Monthly Calendar
Below is an example of what the life of a Missional Community might look like in a month. Events in italics represent “informal intersection” opportunities rather than formally scheduled gatherings.
Childcare Reimbursement is available to you as a way to help support your ability to regularly participate in the Community Group rhythm. Please fill out one request form per month. Request Forms must be submitted within 15 days after the end of the previous month.