Over the last six months, exciting things have been happening in the life of our church! God has moved us to end our pilot Missional Community that has existed for the last year and a half to train, equip, and release leaders. We saw this pilot MC go through many seasons, seasons of growth, of change, and of pruning. Now, we get to see it bring about new life.
Three new MCs have been birthed from the pilot. The first is called “Koinonia” which is the greek word for communion, unity, and fellowship. The mission for this MC is “redeeming the Family.” They exist to provide safe spaces for individuals and families to bring about conversations, fun, and restoration. The second is called “GameOn!” which is geared around people who play and love games and value fun together. (Look for blogs from and about Koinonia and GameOn! in the coming months!) And the third is called “SOKs” which stands for Southern Orchards Kids; this is the neighborhood where Nate and I have put down roots. We weren’t planning for a MC focused on children, but God was. So, now that the pilot has ended, we have transformed that MC into one that is intentionally discipling children and raising up young leaders in this community. We’re using the huddle format with them and inviting some of the young teenagers to begin making decisions and leading on a small scale.
We’ve seen overwhelming breakthrough in both MCs already, with people new to the idea of oikos jumping in and participating, children making plans based on what they’ve heard God say, and adults from the Southern Orchards neighborhood see deliverance from sin revolved around their parenting. This is only the beginning. We expect God to continue to do great things as we press in to being part of Him bringing His Kingdom to earth.