Imagine having friends who are committed to following Jesus with you. who know you and love you, who encourage you and remind you of God's best for you. You laugh together, sometimes cry together, and invest deeply in each other, united by your common bond in Christ. That's what a Christ centered journey looks like. That's Community Group!
Biblical community seeks to live out the commandment in the Bible, which is to love God and love others (Matthew 22:37-39). Community is also a response to Jesus' instruction to his followers, that they love one another like He has loved them (John 13:34).
OF A COMMUNITY GROUP GATHERING
The goal with the framework is that all of our groups would have some simple, biblical similarities, and leave plenty of room for you and your group to uniquely do the "interior design!"
No matter who you are, where you come from, what your skin color is, or what language you speak, Jesus's purpose was to create one new humanity, one people, one Church. The Church is described as the Body of Christ. (Romans 12: 4-5) It's a beautiful metaphor because we all have a body so it's easy to understand and appreciate, Jesus is the Head, and we all collectively make up the many different parts.
Every member of our community is different and has something beneficial for the greater good of the whole group. The Holy Spirit has filled each of us and is working in each of us for His purpose. When we attend and participate with our group, we give the Spirit an opportunity for us to help other members, whether we realize it or not.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.