A missional community is an extended family of relationships on mission together. It’s a shared-life community that connects with God, is intentional about its discipleship and shares in a common mission. In this new season Burlington is seeking to launch many missional communities. Having emphasised our gathered life we are now seeking to balance that with a much greater emphasis on being dispersed. Our attractional mission is becoming incarnational too.
A Time to Sew
It was fantastic to launch another missional community on the 29th April 2012: A Time to Sew. This new worshiping (Up) and discipling (In) community will reach out (Out) through a weekly sewing cafe with training and help on hand. It will be led by Elizabeth Gosden.
It was fantastic on 20th May 2012 to launch a new missional community called The Hive. Led by Heather Barrington, this new community will reach out to families through having fun together and sharing an extended family meal.
Amazing Mums is a new missional community supporting single parents – some share their parenting, others are sole parents. As a wider church we celebrated with them as they launched yesterday and stood with them in prayer.
We are so excited about this! Led by 4 older teenagers, Sam, Matt, Joshua and Nathan, who are beginning to disciple a group of younger boys and help them to reach out to their friends. A monthly Nerf-night brings all their friends together for an action-packed evening of ‘Catch the Flag’ and so much more.
It was fantastic to launch a missional community on Sunday 30th June 2013. Impact is building extended family with young people in Ipswich that have faced challenges within their own families. It was incredibly moving to hear young people share the way that Impact had become their family, and the difference that Jesus was now making in their lives. It is an unbelievable privilege to see God at work in this way.