What are Missional Communities?
Missional Communities or MCs are expressions of our church family that don't (usually) meet in our building. I guess you could say they are our 'extended families'. We understand that some people don't want to or can't meet on a Sunday morning and we don't think 'church' should stop there. So we give freedom to those that feel they can build communities elsewhere as part of our church family.
In 2012 we released Leigh and Bec Coates and their team to start Hope Whitby 17 miles up the road. I don't even think we expected it to shape in the way it has. Bec now leads Hope Whitby and she has 19 active MC's. Check out here for more details.
In 2018 Ali and Tim Harvey got a little group together in Filey and started praying. They now have a monthly gathering, are doing missional work in a care home in Filey, and have 2 mid-week groups. They say "Restore Filey is a missional community that meet in homes and in the community around Filey. Our aim is to love our town, make Jesus known, and change a culture for Jesus. Find out more about Restore Filey here
Our aim for MCs locally is that they will be a place where people can come and relax and find a vibrant family feel amount us.
On a Friday Morning, 'Fun lights' meet in the Street at 9:30 am. That is for preschools and their families.
Wednesday morning 10 am 'Little Rockers' meeting in our hall for little and big people.
Men and Womens MC's meet on alternate Wednesday evenings.
YAC (Young Adults Community) meets on a Wednesday at 7 pm.
Blokes meet on a Friday at 8pm in Wilsons on West Sandgate in the old town (bring your darts if you play).
Mustard Seed meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
FAMILYLights is the name for our MCs in Scarborough, you can find out a little more about them in the video at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to know more or even explore setting up a new MC where you are. Then please get in touch.