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Each community gets together frequently and in a predictable pattern. They are all different but have one shared vision: Put Jesus at the centre, living life as a family of servants, demonstrating and declaring the good news. Communities are for everyone. Joining a community is the best way to get connected to each other, to love God together, to serve and bless others.

Are you looking for a place to belong?

A way of building relationships?

A group that will help you grow in faith?

A family which looks outside itself to be a blessing to others?

Then join a St Mark’s Community

Each community gets together frequently and in a predictable pattern. They are all different but have one shared vision:

Put Jesus at the centre, living life as a family of servants,
demonstrating and declaring the good news.

Communities are for everyone. Joining a community is the best way to get connected to each other, to love God together, to serve and bless others.

What do communities look like

Modelling

Communities are modelled on the life of Jesus by:

paying attention to relationship with God (up)
our relationship with each other (in)
and by being a blessing to the community (out)

 

Living Out

Communities don’t “run a programme”, but commit to shared rhythms of life together

Knowing God’s story and each others’ stories
Listening to God
Eating together
Celebrating and resting
Deliberately being a blessing to others

Values

Spirit-led and prayerful – in all we do
Demonstrating and declaring – the good news
Vulnerable and humble – be guided by the Holy Spirit to share and serve
Committed and sacrificial – committed to the family and sacrificial for the sake of the kingdom
Welcoming and generous – embrace all and give as Jesus did

FAQs

Why do we need them?

  • So we can be family in a meaningful way – you can achieve that in smaller groups.
  • Because we grow best in community.
  • We don’t exist for ourselves but to be a blessing to others – as a family we have a shared sense of mission.

While there are similarities these emphases are key:
We expect communities to be growing in confidence in declaring and demonstrating the good news.
Communities are outward looking and open to all and we expect numerical growth.
We are seeking to integrate discipling community with mission and service.
They are about simplifying church life; community is not an extra group.
Discovery Bible study empowers through a method where everyone can lead, and equips us to be missionary servants.
It’s more rhythm than programme and it’s easy for people with no experience of church to come to.

Find out more

Join a community

Our community groups are listed below. To join just contact individual leaders direct. If you are still unsure, contact Dan Watts.

Start a community

Is there a particular way of being a blessing that God is putting on your heart, that is not reflected in one of the communities already? Would you like to form a family around it?

All you need to do is share your vision withDan Watts. You will be supported, trained and encouraged.

Contact Dan by email: daniel.watts11@icloud.com