A Missional Community is an intergenerational, mid-sized group, made up of both Christians and those exploring Christianity, committed to one another and a common mission. Missional Communities will be directed to focus their energies in two ways:
1. A Missional Community will meet weekly in homes, three weeks in a row for approximately 2-3 hours, primarily for a meal and fellowship, as well as a time of Bible study and prayer. During their fourth week, they will be on mission, participating in a missional endeavor as a community. Each Missional Community will be charged with the task of finding a strategic social partnership through which they can be a long-term blessing to the social and spiritual needs of Tulsa.
2. In addition to the weekly meeting, a Missional Community will also focus their intentions on sharing life — being regularly present for one another during the natural rhythms of life: births, weddings, funerals, graduations, hospital stays, baptisms, block parties, etc.
The heart behind a Mercyview Missional Community is to engage in the “one anothers.” All the New Testament writers refer often to what we are to do to or for “one another” (or “each other” – the Greek is the same). The Bible particularly speaks of praying for (James 5:16), caring for (1 Corinthians 12:25), comforting (1 Thessalonians 4:18), encouraging (1 Thessalonians 5:11), serving on mission with (1 Peter 4:10), fellowshipping with (1 John 1:7), celebrating with (Matthew 26:17-19), being hospitable to (1 Peter 4:9) one another and bearing one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
We currently have Missional Communities that meet in the Crowell Heights neighborhood and the Yorktown neighborhood . If you are interested in joining, contact info[at]mercyview.com for more information.