They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47
Jesus calls us to be in community with other believers (Heb. 10:25), He calls us to have compassion on those who cannot help themselves (James 2:15-17), and He calls us to reach out to those who are searching for truth and introduce them to the Gospel (Mat 28:19).
WHAT DO COMMUNITY GROUPS LOOK LIKE?
At Vintage Faith, we believe that one of the ways we can actualize this is through Community Groups. Our Community Groups are places to see the Gospel lived out. They offer opportunities for God to work through us. They seek out needs within our communities and work to provide for those needs. They are places where seekers can come and feel relaxed as they question the faith. They are places where we find ourselves encouraging one another, and rejuvenating one another with the scriptures. They are places where we learn, where the gritty details of life are discussed, and ultimately set alongside God’s Word for direction and wisdom (Heb. 4:12). Most of all, they are places to see lives being transformed by Jesus.
WHY COMMUNITY GROUPS?
We encourage you to experience the wonderful gift of community that God has given to you as a member of the body of Christ. Our hope would be that you get plugged in to Vintage Faith Church through a Community Group. We would also encourage you to start your own group if you are feeling called to do so. In a culture that is quickly fostering isolation through technology, we believe that many people are yearning for, and searching for authentic community, but not finding it, or finding it in the wrong places. We pray that as a Church we can have many homes around the area that become dwellings where Jesus is glorified, marriages are restored, seeds are planted, and lives are transformed by Jesus. We pray that we can reach those who are hungry and feed them. We pray that we can find those who are lonely and love them. We pray that we find those who are hurting and comfort them. We pray that we find those who are searching for truth and show them Jesus…