Our new church, The Exchange Community, has been meeting monthly through the summer. We’ve had three worship gatherings. We’ve had many people, who haven’t been to church in a long time, come and check us out. We are now taking that next step of faith by starting a weekly worship gathering on September 8th at the Creative Edge.
Through the summer we talked about the three values of a GCM Collective church:
What is The Gospel?
The Mission of God.
Unfortunately, we had audio problems and so we don’t have a video for our messages on the Gospel and Mission.
We will talk on September 8th on Why a New Church? We will talk about why in, of all places, South East Missouri, do we need a new church? You’ll get an understanding of the come-as-you are culture that we’re trying to create. You’ll see what makes this new church community distinct amongst the other churches in our communities. You’ll also see why this new type of church is needed.
Please pray for us as we start this new church to reach many more people with the love and message of Jesus Christ.
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Check out other posts about The Exchange Community:
- New Church: The Exchange Community (Explains our name)
- What is a Missional Community and Why Should I Join One?
- How Should We Dress When We Go To The Exchange?
- Should I Bring My Kids To The Exchange Community?
This is a great (and short) video from Caesar Kalinowski on two ways of viewing mission: Proactive vs. Reactive Mission.
What is your Missional Community’s Proactive Mission?
What reactive Mission opportunities is God revealing to you as well?
Go to the GCM Collective’s website and check out the great illustration that Seth McBee made to illustrate the difference between proactive and reactive mission.
A few weeks ago I got to travel to Huntsville Alabama to attend the GCM conference at Summit Crossings Community Church. Summit Crossings is an awesome church, are wonderful hosts, and are passionate about the spreading and living the Gospel. The only difficulty the whole week was when the plumbing broke and I had the pleasure of peeing outside with 300+ other men (only in Alabama). All-in-all we learned much about the Gospel and how to commend the Gospel with our lives. Below are the best audio from the main sessions that I wanted to share.
Update: you can now go to the GCM Website and download 12 breakout sessions for free.
If you’re passionate about living a Gospel-centered life, missional communities, or missional living check out the GCM Collective. GCM stands for Gospel Community Mission. Their purpose stated on their website is:
“The GCM Collective exists to promote, create and equip Gospel Communities on Mission.
A gospel community[or missional community] is a group of believers that lives out the mission of God together as family, in a specific area to a particular people group, by declaring and demonstrating the gospel in tangible forms. Regular people, living ordinary lives, with great gospel intentionality.
The GCM Collective is a community that allows people to exchange ideas, resources and encouragement around topics that relate to creating gospel communities on mission.”
The GCM collective is a great community with a very active forum on various topics dealing with Missional Communites and Gospe-centered life. The conversation is lead by Steve Timmis, Tim Chester, Jeff Vanderstelt, Caesar Kalinowski, David Fairchild, Drew Goodmanson, Jonathan Dodson You should check them out.