Fellowship is one of the four ways, along with teaching, praying, and witnessing, in which you grow as a disciple here at Mack Avenue Community Church. Fellowship for the early church meant spending time with one another, sharing meals, and sacrificially assuming responsibility for the spiritual and physical well-being of other believers. It was a chance to know and be known by others. This kind of interdependent community is essential to the Christian faith and is why the Bible often describes the church as a body with various parts who desperately need one another to be healthy and functioning.
Put another way, Fellowship Groups are the primary space for body members to practice and experience the “one-anothers” of Scripture, as they care for the physical and spiritual needs of each other. This kind of intimate fellowship requires each member to come ready to engage in life together. Fellowship Groups are intentionally diverse and we believe God gives each of us unique ways to reflect His Kingdom to one another and the world.
Fellowship Groups are redemptive and relational. We will learn about God and allow the redeeming story of the gospel to shape and grow us to look more like Jesus. We will also have the opportunity to experience God’s love and learn how to love one another as we build relationships founded on Jesus Christ.
Fellowship Group Expectations:
Markers of a Healthy Disciple:
Our hope is that you will be strengthened as a disciple through your investment in your Fellowship Group. Please use these markers as guides to help you reflect, share insights, and pray within your group.
Fellowship Group Principles:
The Four Practices:
We pray this time grows you in understanding God, increases your ability to hear from God, and grows your capacity to live for God. For more information about Fellowship Groups, please fill out this form to get connected with someone from our church family