On Monday, we launched our first official Soul Care Community. Eight of our folks who live in or around Center City met over dinner to talk about banding together for the next year or so as one of the smaller communities at Seven Mile. The leaders of the group said the night went great. Over the next week, two more communities will launch. One in the Northeast and the other in Bucks County. We’ve been inviting people who have expressed an interest and who have committed to our big community to lock in more intimately in a smaller one as well.
The hope is that this will be a place where people at Seven Mile Road grow in the gospel, in the context of community, and live on mission together. We gather for corporate worship on Sundays and then we flesh out what it means to be a follower of Jesus in community during the week. We experience God’s grace as we hear it shouted from the front on Sunday mornings and as we hear it shouted from people’s lives together during the week in homes. We pray together and confess our sin on Sundays and we are vulnerable with each other and work out our salvation and sanctification together during the week around someone’s living room. It is our hope that our Soul Care Communities would grow and multiply all across our city as we care for one another’s souls.
Walking closely with Christ in community – that’s what we’re shooting for.