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The truth is, the church is more than an hour and a half gathering on a Sunday, and our dream is that we wouldn't just be a crowd gathered around a stage, but we would also be a community scattered in homes and neighbourhoods right across our city and region.

During the week our goal is to be intentionally scatter in neighbourhoods and networks to live out the teachings of Jesus together and the primary way this  will happen is through our City Groups. Through City Groups we want to live lives that are being formed by Jesus, as we learn to journey with others in comminuty and seek to serve our city wherever we find ourselves. For this reason our City Groups operate with three core principles:

A movement towards formation

As disciples of Jesus, we make it our aim to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did. In our groups, through teaching, practice, community, and the Holy Spirit, we are learning what it means to be a disciple, or apprentice, of Jesus.

A movement towards community

As the family of God, we take time in our groups to eat together, pray together, and share life together. It is in this ordinary rhythm of life in community that we become transformed and start to look more like Jesus.

a movement towards mission

As missionaries to our city, we are called proclaim the good news of Jesus and seek justice in our city. City Groups are defined by a shared mission with a particular focus on a need, a neighbourhood or a network, where we are learning to partner with God to see His Kingdom come in Milton Keynes as it is in heaven.

City Groups are just getting started, our dreams is to see groups scattered across our city and region, and we are just getting ready to train our first co-hort of City Group leaders, with the aim of launching a selection of groups in January 2023.

City Groups.





One of the primary ways we belong together, City Groups are smaller communities, that will gather around tables and living rooms across the city. Intentionally designed to help us fulfil our vision, as we seek to bring life to our city and region.

City Groups will be more than just a meeting and are rooted in three core ideas; Formation, in the way of Jesus, Community, in an age of individualism and isolation and Mission, as an outpost of God's Kingdom in our city, region and beyond. These three principles drive various rhythms within a City Group that give space for the Spirit of God to transform us and our city.

A Movement Towards FORMATION

As disciples of Jesus, we make it our aim to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did. In our groups, through teaching, practice, community, and the Holy Spirit, we are learning what it means to be a disciple, or apprentice, of Jesus.

A Movement Towards Community

As the family of God, we take time in our groups to eat together, pray together, and share life together. It is in this ordinary rhythm of life in community that we become transformed and start to look more like Jesus.

A Movement Towards God’s MISSION 

City Groups will either operate with a shared mission together as a group or as an incubator for those living life on mission in their everyday lives. Enabling us as a community to meet the needs of others in networks and neighbourhoods right arcoss the city.

practicing the way.





We want to take seriously Jesus' invitation to 'put in to practice' everything he taught. Three times a year we plan invite those in City Groups to break down into smaller groups of 3 to 6 people, to focus over four consecutive sessions on one of nine Practices based on the life style of Jesus. Each Practice includes teaching, guided conversations, and spiritual exercises, all designed to integrate the Practice into our everyday lives.

Over time our intention is that these nine Practices will become the core curriculum for our understanding of formation and the basis for us to form a church wide ‘rule of life’.

To do this we are partnering with Practicing The Way, lead by John Mark Comer.

Practicing the way

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