WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GROUP?
Westside Church endeavors to make Jesus known for the glory of God and the good of the city through two equally important aspects of being the church. The first is the proclamation of the Word (Gathering) and the second is the everyday living out of the Word in our lives (Scattering).
A Community Group is a group of 10-20 people who live life together on mission in a specific neighborhood. Every Community Group meets regularly throughout the week to eat, learn, pray, unpack Sunday’s sermon, and do ordinary life together with gospel intentionality.
THE BIG IDEA: MAKE DISCIPLES
A disciple of Jesus is someone who worships God with every area of his life, has his identity in Jesus, is truly united in Gospel community, and is on mission. Discipling someone is as simple and glorious as leading them in and to the gospel all the time. Thus the Big Idea of CGs is that everyone at Westside is being discipled and discipling. A CG isn’t a “program” per se, but the intentional organizing of God’s people so discipleship can truly happen.
HOW TO THINK ABOUT YOUR CG
Imagine that your entire family—parents, siblings, aunts, uncles—were on a long mission trip where you all had to live in the same area, go to work in the same city, etc. How would you do ordinary life together? That’s a Community Group. It’s our hope that every CG sees themselves as a family of sent missionaries committed to make disciples who worship Jesus in the everyday life.
So when you are signing up for a CG, our hope is that you see that you are signing up to be a part of a family on mission who are going to be committed to you, and vice versa.