Missional CommunitiesDemonstrate & Declare the Good News Together
LEADERS: Aaron & Glori Goodrich
SERVING FOCUS: Refugee Families
PLACE: West Grand Neighborhood + Bridge St Area
The Other Way MC
LEADERS: Anthony & Kaylee Raffa
SERVING FOCUS: The Other Way Ministries
PLACE: Saranac + Richmond Park Area
We believe that
are the primary organizing structure of the church
and the most effective means for developing gospel-centered disciples.
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Look at these friends and future disciple makers! All of life is an opportunity for discipleship. Our kids, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers... all the people in our lives... are learning what it means to follow Jesus by watching us. Our hope is to show them, and one another, an example of fidelity, humility, and integrity in community! We are a family of servant witnesses. We are #somagrandrapids!
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.