St. George’s is a big church and we know it can be hard to get to know people. The best way to really feel you belong is by joining a Community. This is a group of between 10 and 35 people with a common vision and focuses on mission.
They are the best place for growing as disciples of Jesus -up towards God, in towards one another and out in loving service to the world.
We want to create spaces for people who might not otherwise have any connection with Church to engage with the message of Jesus where they are, and our Missional Communities are a great place to do this.
As Christians gather together and create room for those who don’t yet know Jesus to join them, some really quite amazing things can happen.
Our Missional Communities get up to all sorts of things together, ranging from simple things like eating, prayer and Bible study, to wine tasting, game nights, Messy Church, acoustic music nights, visiting care homes, beach cleans, outreach, and so much more.
Most of our Communities have at least one small group as part of the community (or ‘cell group’ – which is about growing and multiplying, not about being locked up!), providing a safe place for friendship and are an excellent place to get to know people and feel a sense of belonging. They also inspire us to live out a life of service and mission to the world.
Below are the names of our Missional Communities and a simple description of them.
Emerge - A place to belong for those in school years 7-9
Pulse - For older youth to hang out, get to know each other and explore the big questions of life
Imagine - A family of young adults
Young Families - Families with small children joining the adventure of a life with Jesus
Messy Church - Serving families through fun craft activities and all age worship
The Carpenter's Arms - reaching out to those in the town of Sandwich
Springboard - A heart for welcoming those that are new
Watch this Space - to build community with our neighbours, friends and families
Open Table - for those who enjoy good food, good music and good gardening
No Limits - to work alongside those in need of care in the local area