Life Changes in Groups!
Community Groups are small to medium size groups whose purpose are to teach Relevant Biblical Truth and connect believers with Authentic Community. A Community Group is a gospel community GROWING in our Love for God, GATHERING to love each other and GOING out to love our neighbors. We have groups that meet off campus during the week and others that meet on campus Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:00. Most Groups are organized by life stage but you are welcome anywhere.
Community Groups exist to help achieve the mission of Kingsland. We are inviting all people to experience true fulfillment in Jesus Christ, one home at a time.
GROW: We want to grow in our love for God. (Mark 12:30) We grow in our love for God by being in his word, praying and seeking his will for our lives. We strive to love God with all that we are, not just for an hour a week.
GATHER: When we gather, we love each other well. (John 13:34-35) Jesus told his disciples that the world would take notice when they love each other. In the same way, a Community Group is a place for love, acceptance, care, and encouragement. Community Groups share not only the Gospel but our lives as well. (1 Thes 2:8)
GO: We want to go out and love our neighbors. (Mark 12:31)
As a Community Group we are called to serve and love our neighbors. As a group we ask ourselves two questions. Who are we called to love? How will we love them well? Jesus told every disciple to love your neighbor. We believe this to be an essential part of Community Groups. He also gave us the great commission, to "GO, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20) So we GO... to love our neighbor, to make disciples who make disciples.
These three commandments (to GROW, GATHER, and GO) are where the three circles come in:
We are to remain in the center of these three commandments Jesus gave us. In the middle of this (in the overlap) we will experience the Kingdom of God and the world will take notice. If we only enjoy part of these commandments we are missing out on so much more that God has for us as a gospel community. We are centered on the good news of Jesus; it is the heartbeat of everything we do. It must be the center, and it must be the starting point.