Missional Communities

At St. George’s we believe that the deliberate formation of community is central to our stated mission to receive, live, and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ. We harbor a dual desire that as our people deepen fellowship with one another, they will also be led to expand our commitment to mission and evangelism through new relationships beyond the life of the parish. Missional Communities (MC’s) are the prominent expression of this vision.

Missional Communities are groups of church members committed to growing in Christ together through regular fellowship and intentional engagement with people outside the church. Larger than typical church small groups, MC’s generally have 20-50 members inclusive of children when families participate. Our hope is that MC’s embody two vital truths of the Christian faith: life in Jesus is best done in community, and our Lord calls us to go forth beyond our community to bless others with his truth, love, and mercy.

Questions?

We would be delighted to tell you more about our Missional Communities and answer any questions you may have. Contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Five Marks of Missional Communities at St. George’s

  • Mid-sized fellowship of 20-50 church members. Groups can be inclusive of children when families participate.
  • Gather at least once a month for a casual meal and fellowship. 
  • Make time for prayer and worship.  Each gathering includes some form of prayer, worship, Scripture meditation, singing or other intentional spiritual engagements, as well as theological reflection time.
  • Develop a relationship with a group outside the church.  Identify a group of people outside the church that the MC will seek to serve and bless.
  • Be a community of continuous theological reflection about shared experiences of missional outreach.

Poverty & the Arts Missional Community

Testimonial from Catherine & Jeff Beemer

Alpha Missional Community

Testimonial from Jason Callen

Evensong Missional Community

Testimonial from Jeff Overby

Foster Care Missional Community

Testimonial from Katy Valesky

Harvest Hands Missional Community

Testimonial from Laura & Patrick Wright

Arts Missional Community

Testimonial from Lisa Johnson

Refugee Missional Community

Testimonial from Jamie Cheek

Introduction to Missional Communities

From the Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess, Senior Associate Rector