What are Community Groups?
Community Groups are composed of people that meet regularly together to fellowship, share, discuss, and serve. They provide environments and opportunities for life and growth to happen together as a family.
How can I join a Community Group?
It’s easy! Fill out this form and Mark Rae will contact you to talk and find a group that fits you.
Community Groups’ Mission:
The mission of Community Groups is to offer people an opportunity to connect to others while living out the 3 aspects of loving God and loving others: to engage in meaningful relationships, learn to follow God, and serve others.
Fellowship happens when the Body of Christ comes together. It can be as simple as hanging out together and as deep as sharing the joys and hurts in your life so you can be known and know others. It can be a larger group, a small group, or a group of two. What anchors our fellowship is a truth: that wherever two or more are gathered in His name, He is there among them. Knowing that Jesus in is the midst of us, we look for what He is doing in each moment and we join Him in that work.
Learning to follow God is not merely growing in knowledge, but growing in applying what we know about God in our lives. As we grow in our relationship with our Father, we will learn to know Him better, listen to what He is telling us in each moment, and obey what He tells us. Learning to follow God is what empowers our fellowship and our serving. It is how we come to know the Father, experience the power of the Spirit, and be conformed to the image of the Son.
Serving is reaching out to other people. It can be secret or public; in the Body of MBC or outside of it; serving physical needs, financial needs, emotional needs, or spiritual needs. It is a group of people who corporately decide to give their time, energy, and resources to another as an act of worshiping God.