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:
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.
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.
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.
We long to see God do so much more in this city than we could ever accomplish by human effort. We need prayer partners who will join with us in this journey. If you would like to partner with us in prayer, please sign up for our newsletter. Where you will receive updates periodically on how you can be praying for us, and how God has been answering your prayers.
To that end, we aim to partner with a variety of projects and ministries to serve our neighbourhoods, city and world.
Central Vineyard (founded by Steve & Tammy) functioned for a number of years as a multisite church. Throughout 2021 the church transitioned their four sites in to three autonomous local churches, with a renewed sense of calling to release and plant churches.
Garden City Vineyard is the first fruits of this transition and the first of many churches we want to see planted, as we play our part in training and sending teams and individuals out across our region and beyond.
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