A place to belong, bringing the Kingdom to our neighbors
This year we are focusing on a journey of mission! Our church is organizing into mission groups called "Table Groups" with a common passion to bring Christ's kingdom into our areas of influence and relationship through hospitality.
Jesus was the most radically hospitable person in history. While on earth, he shared meals with sinners, tax collectors and his own disciples. We continue to participate in his gracious hospitality through the communion table. And we have the opportunity to extend this table into the lives of our neighbors and friends.
In the new year of 2018, we are launching groups called “Table Groups” in the geographical areas of Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore. To imitate Christs’ ministry on earth these groups will focus on three areas.
1) Extending hospitality to our neighbors by inviting them out to our groups.
2) Breaking bread in one form or another which gives us a special opportunity to belong.
3) Coming to know Jesus better through study, prayer and community.
The fundamental activity of disciples of Jesus is to meet together, love our neighbors, and to do life in community. This means taking on a very different form of life than what we may experience in our fast paced anxious society. Slower, more community based rhythms facilitate life change. Discipleship is about higher commitment to Jesus and lowering the bar of leadership. You are equipped both to love and follow Jesus in this way.
This is going to be a powerful year of transformation and mission. I hope you will consider being a part of it.
To join a group contact Pastor Chris Bodiford at firstname.lastname@example.org