Community at C3
While COVID-19 remains prevalent, Parishes and Life Transformation Groups will be resuming in a manner that best meets the needs of the group as determined by that group’s leaders. We are no longer requiring that off-campus groups meet remotely, but we continue to strongly recommend social distancing standards and strict following of the CDC hygiene guidelines
Biblical community is designed to facilitate learning the gospel, meeting needs as a family, learning to love the unbelieving neighbor, and growing toward multiplication. (Acts 2:42-47) Because our relationships have been renewed by the gospel, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as the Body of Christ. At C3, there are two primary ways to get plugged into meaningful, biblical community: Life Transformation Groups (LTGs) & Parishes.
Life Transformation Groups
LTGs are groups of 2-3 individuals (peer-to-peer) who meet for 1) prayer for the lost, 2) confession of sin/encouragement, 3) scripture reading. These groups meet weekly with the expressed purpose of learning the gospel, meeting each other’s needs as a small family, loving their neighbor through prayer for the lost, and multiplying when there are more than 3 people in the LTG. LTGs are great for people who aren’t able to meet during parish home group meetings during the week, for people who need a more flexible schedule, and for people who are eager for more peer-to-peer accountability and discipleship.
Parishes are groups of 7-12 people who meet weekly for gospel discussion, prayer for one another and taking care of physical needs as a family, praying for the lost and meeting the needs of their neighbor, and growing toward multiplication. Parishes are crucial to the life of our church. There is nothing quite like being around other believers and receiving encouragement, prayer, celebrating together, and being the church to each other in an environment that isn’t just Sunday morning. Parishes meet in the evenings in homes.
What are some things you can expect in a weekly Parish meeting?
- Bible Study
- Sharing needs (spiritual/physical)
- Praying for one another
- Celebrating together
- Serving together
- Encouraging one another
- Sharing a meal together
If you are interested in checking out a Parish or LTG, stop by the Connecting Table on a Sunday morning or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you plugged in.
You can search for Parishes that meet at a time and place convenient for you on Church Center