Missional Community

Demonstrate & Declare the Good News Together
The Other Way MC

The Other Way MC

SERVING FOCUS: Our partnership with The Other Way Ministries began in 2021. We serve and give to the food pantry which serves its neighbors on Grand Rapids’ West Side.

ABOUT: The Other Way Missional Community (MC) began 2 days before the world shut down for the pandemic in March of 2020. None of us knew each other very well at the start, but over the last few years we’ve grown in faithfulness to Jesus, hope in the gospel, and love for one another as we’ve walked with each other through the highs and lows of life. 

What Is a Missional Community (MC)?

At Soma Grand Rapids Church, a Missional Community is a group of people who live as a Family of Servant Witnesses sent as disciples of Jesus who make disciples. MCies are groups of people who make a commitment to submit to Jesus in all of life. They commit to learning to love one another as family, serve one another and the under-resourced in our midst, and be a witness to the good news of Jesus Christ, both to one another and the world around them.
We invite friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others into the MC family because we have been invited into the ultimate heavenly family. As a MC grows and more people are added, apprentice leaders are raised up and sent out to start another MC. Every time a MC multiplies, there is opportunity for more people in our city to encounter the life giving Jesus.

A Glimpse of What a Missional Community Looks Like in Everyday Life.

This video is narrated by Jeff Vanderstelt, Preaching Pastor of Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA, and founder of the Soma Family of Churches based in Tacoma, WA.