This is designed to be your community’s road map and plan for growing up in Christ. It should be done as a community and following the “foundation laying” season.
Components of The Commitment or Plan:
A missional commitment has five sections:
- How will we grow in our love for Christ?
- How will we grow in our love for one-another?
- How will we grow in our love for our city and neighbor?
- How will we count the cost of being a missional community?
- Some sort of commitment to the gospel and process of growing up together.
Gospel Community Commitment Tips:
- It should be no longer than two pages. Any longer and you’re going overboard.
- Be specific and start small. Don’t try to plan a take over of the city in your first missional commitment.
- Let your first GC Commitment be for only six months, then reevaluate.
- Let your GC Commitment be your leadership guide. Once it is created, review with the your co-leaders monthly:
- How can you help your community move forward in one area this month?
- What do you need to talk about or do when we get together?
- Is your community balanced?
- What areas of growth need to be celebrated?
- What areas need to be challenged?
Gospel Community Commitment
Download the Template Commitment | Download a Sample Commitment
Our Common Faith
By Gods grace we are a gospel community in Portland. Because of the gospel of Jesus we want to grow in our devotion to him, to one another, and to our neighbors and city.
Growing in Our Love For God (Gospel Enjoyment)
By Gods grace we commit to growing in our devotion to God by:
Growing in Our Love for One Another (Community)
By Gods grace we commit to growing in our devotion to one another by:
Growing in Our Love for Our Neighbor and City (Mission)
By Gods grace we commit to growing in our devotion to our neighbors and city through the common mission to:
Our Commitment to This Process
By God’s grace we endeavor to follow this plan with grace, mercy, and flexibility to the leading of the Spirit. We commit to joining God in the process of shaping us into a gospel-centered community on mission.