Posted: September 7, 2011 Filed under: Church Planting, Missional Community, Video, Vision Alignment Sessions, vlog | Tags: anglican church in medina, anglican church plant, anglican mission church plants, anglican missional communities, growing a church plant with missional communities, growing in christ, growth as discipleship, how to plant a church, how to plant missional communities, liturgy an emission, living the great commission, Medina Ohio, Mission, missional churches, missional communities, NE ohio missional communities, planting missional communities in suburbia, the anglican mission in the americas, the great commission today, the ingredients of missional communities, what does a missional community look like, what does a suburban missional community look like
Over the past six weeks we have been having “vision alignment sessions.” During these times we share a meal, pray, hear how God is active in our lives, hear Scripture, and discuss a topic relating to church planting: community, church, culture & values, and most recently mission. Before we began our conversations last Sunday, we watched a video on mission and heard a wonderful testimony of how one member from our church plant was connecting with her co-workers. Below are some thoughts on mission harvested from our session.
What does this have to do with Plant Medina? Our mission is to participate in the mission of God: of announcing the redemption that is only made possible in Jesus Christ. At Plant Medina this mission looks like an intentional desire to grow (mature) in our relationships:
- with God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (upward)
- with Family: biological and spiritual (inward)
- with Neighbor: actively and intentionally loving those in our broader community (outward)
Up, In, Out – Three movements that we are called back to during Sunday’s Worship (which include’s both Word – Scripture, Song, Prayer, Sermon and Table – Confession, Forgiveness, and Holy Communion) and which we intentionally try to live out during the week in missional communities.
More on missional communities to come : )