“The church is a diverse family who does life together through sin and need, because of the peace offered through Jesus’ death on the cross.”
Why Join a Missional Community?
We have set up Missional Communities to help us live our identity as family. The church is a family of diverse sinners adopted by God as his precious children. As a family, we gather together weekly in order to speak the truth in love to each other and remind each other to keep Jesus first in our lives. Our hope is that our times together would breed relationships that would extend throughout the week and be a source of encouragement and an opportunity to love one another just as Christ has loved us. We also believe that together we can do more to reach the lost in our community than we could ever do on our own and so our Missional Communities give us opportunities to join forces with others and be on mission together.
If you are not a part of one of these communities, we would love for you to come and join us. We need the gifts that God has given you, and we believe that by God’s grace we will be able to be an encouragement to you as well.
Sunday Night Lakeside Missional Community
WHEN: Every Sunday, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Dilley Residence. 11689 Valle Vista Rd. Lakeside, Ca. 92040.
WHAT: Every Sunday night people gather at the Dilley home to discuss the Beauty of Jesus, the sermon from that week, pray together, fellowship, and spur one another on to a life of mission. Contact Thomas Aschinger for more info: 619-997-7119.
Tuesday Lakeside Missional Community
WHEN: Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Van Fleet Residence. 9395 Harritt Rd. #14. Lakeside, Ca. 92040
WHAT: This group meets in El Cajon at the Van Fleet home. Dinner is at 6pm (bring your own meal) and this Missional Community is for building community, sharing and applying the gospel to our lives and pursuing mission to the Chaldean people of El Cajon. For more information, please contact Pastor Wes Van Fleet at 619-208-0803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Santee Missional Community
WHEN: Every Tuesday, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Taylor Residence. 10233 Kerrigan St. Santee, Ca. 92071
WHAT: Join this family as we discuss the sermon and apply the Gospel to every area of our lives. Our mission is to come alongside others in East County to be a safe place for those thinking about abortion and to help them know the option of life is better. Contact Ryan Carr for more info at 619-316-1870.
Friday El Cajon Missional Community
WHEN: Every Friday, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Cain Residence. 537 Jeffree St. El Cajon, Ca 92020.
WHAT: There is a family style dinner at 6PM followed by a discussion on the Beauty of Jesus and the sermon from the Saturday night Gathering. Contact Pastor Tim Cain at (760) 638-0551. This Missional Communities seeks to serve the poor in our city including the homeless, addicted, mentally ill, and anyone else who finds themselves struggling in this broken world.
What do we want our community to look like?
- Loved: A community that finds their meaning and joy and satisfaction and rest in Jesus’ unfailing love for us.
- Christ-treasuring: A community that responds to Jesus’ gracious love for us by treasuring Him above everything else in this world.
- Truth-telling: A community that lovingly confronts one another with the danger of sin and the beauty of a Savior Who has paid for it all through His sacrificial death on the cross (Eph. 4:14-16). We should be unafraid to tell each other that Jesus is better than whatever things this world might be offering them.
- Compassionate and Comforting: A community that weeps with those who weep and comforts one another by commending the beauty of Christ as our only source of hope and joy in suffering (Rom. 12:15; 15:13; II Cor. 1:3-5).
- Joyfully Sacrificial, even in suffering: A community that joyfully spends its time, money and reputation in loving acts of deferential service to one another in imitation of our beautiful Savior. We can do this because we know that one day it will be worth it (Phil. 2:3; I Jn. 3:16-18; Jn. 13:12-20, I Cor. 15:58). As a community we embraces Jesus’ call to suffer for His name by daily dying to our own desires and laying down our rights in order to enjoy fellowship with Christ, whatever the cost (Heb. 13:13; Jn. 12:25; Mk. 8:34-38; II Tim. 2:3).
- Pursuing holiness: A community that spurs each other on to the love and good deeds to which we have been called by faithfully pointing to the beauty of the Gospel (Tit. 2:11-14; Heb. 10:24; Eph. 2:10).
- Welcoming: A community that seeks to break down racial, economic, cultural, class and even personality barriers by proclaiming and living out the unifying work of Christ on the cross (Rom. 15:7 Gal. 3:28; Eph. 2:14-19).
- Forgiving: A community that endeavors to live out the Gospel through radical forgiveness even when the cost seems overwhelming. Simply put, we will endeavor to forgive others asGod in Christ forgave us (Eph. 4:32).
- Radically evangelistic: A community that passionately pursues the lost with the Gospel and urges them to treasure Christ above all things and find in Him the joy and satisfaction for which they have always yearned (I Cor. 9:19).
- Praying: A community that finds it is unable to be what God has called them to be and so must cast themselves on his mercy and the power of his Spirit if they are ever to please him (II Cor. 3:5-6). This dependence upon the Spirit is displayed through a radical commitment to prayer (II Cor. 1:11).
- Displaced: A community that abstains from their selfish passions and refuses to cling to their earthly possessions, making it clear to others that they are seeking a different homeland (Heb. 11:13-16; I Pet. 1:17-19; 2:11).