"The biggest challenge for the church at the opening of the twenty-first century is to develop a solution to the discontinuity and fragmentation of the American lifestyle." -- Lyle Schaller, The Connecting Church
Together we are all on a journey of faith. We don't believe we are called to live out this journey alone, but with one another. In other words, we -- CrossPointe Peachtree City -- value life lived together in community. We are not interested in simply holding events but desire for people to connect, share life, and form relationships that are deeply rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Community Groups are smaller communities -- within our congregation -- of diverse, imperfect people who are committed to living out the implications of the gospel in every sphere of life. Another way of saying it is that our Community Groups are designed to facilitate gospel transformation in our lives, by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we establish a culture of relational authenticity and transparency.
Community Groups consist of people who share life with one another -- eating, praying, learning, and serving together. Each group is a community that exists not only for itself but for the greater good of the city. As we share life together, we see that God can use others in our lives and can use us in the lives of others.
This is accomplished when we:
KNOW the Gospel: studying and practically applying the Scriptures to our daily lives.
LIVE the Gospel: praying for one another, sharing meals with one another (in the tradition of what we see in the Scriptures), meeting each other's earthly and spiritual needs, and challenging each other to love Jesus more.
BUILD the kingdom of God by sharing the Gospel: connecting one another to service opportunities within the life of the church, identifying the needs of the areas in which we live, redeeming those areas by meeting those needs as a Community Group, and planting new Community Groups.
The best way to meet people and build real friendships within our congregation is to join a Community Group. Thus, it's our hope and prayer that everyone who calls CrossPointe Peachtree City home would be a part of such a community.