Where do congregations come from?
Every congregation is called to follow Jesus on mission in their context, regardless of race, origin, persuasion or status in society. But how do we keep this mission-centred focus? Not simply by practicing the rituals of our faith, but by understanding that God is sending us to our neighbourhoods/communities for a reason: to be "salt" and "light".
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|Building the Kingdom Community of Jesus
Here are some characteristics of Jesus' community on mission.
- Jesus' Community devotes itself to Jesus and His teaching, understanding all of Scripture in the light of His Coming and His Mission.
- Jesus' Community follows the example of Jesus in His attitude, behaviours and character.
- Jesus' Community discerns spiritual giftedness, equipping all for service.
- Jesus' Community identifies and nurtures empowering leaders, as Jesus did with the 12.
- Jesus' Community moves outward in service to others, blessing the world in His Name.
- Jesus' Community encourages practicing the presence of Jesus in all-of-life worship, and celebrates His presence in corporate acts of worship in its various freedoms and forms.
- Jesus' Community supports each follower to follow Jesus in the Seven Fold Way.
||Learn more about the Church on Mission, developing "new groups for new people":
Listen to A New Metric For Influencing the Community
Some fresh thinking on new church development
Read EMCC's Church Planting Manifesto
||Questions? Please email them.
EMCC's Church Planting Initiatives Fund