A Gospel Community (GC) is a small group of Christ-learners from NCBC who are committed to moving toward maturity in Christ through community, mutual discipleship, and mission.
Here's the snapshot:
- 6-12 people who gather in one another’s homes
- Open to men and women, single and married
- Locations arranged geographically to best serve busy schedules
- Leaders receive ongoing training
- New leaders (apprentices) are developed for multiplication (based on The Vine Project discipleship approach)
Why call it a “Gospel Community”?
The gospel means “good news.” It is the basic message that God made Christ who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). The outcome of belief in Jesus as Lord is never merely individual. God’s promise is to create a new humanity. A “Gospel Community” displays that truth! Our Sunday morning gathering is a larger living illustration of the power of the gospel to save and transform a people. Therefore, a GC is a smaller reflection of that reality in our homes and neighborhoods.
We encourage participation in a GC because it’s a great way to get to know people in our church and take steps toward maturity in Christ.
GCs meet 3-4 times a month in the fall and spring with seasonal breaks over holidays and summer.
GCs meet for about 1.5 hrs. Most meetings include fellowship, discussing how the sermon can impact our lives, praying for one another, and exploring how to have an outward impact.
Each GC decides how to best care for our children.
How to join
The primary opportunity to join a GC is when we launch new groups each September.
However, you can register any time and, depending on availability, placements may also be made throughout the year.
Email the Pastor for Care and Gospel Communities–Brandon Stern or call the church office (630) 584-2611.