We were designed by God to live in Biblical community. We follow Jesus together, alongside one another.
At the most simplified level, 3D Community is tied directly to our vision. It is not separate from it, but should be driving us toward a 3D way of life. So in 3D Community, we grow to be more devoted to Jesus, dedicated to one another, and driven to reach people. In Jesus’ words, we live out the Great Commandment and Great Commission (Love God, Love Others, Go and Make Disciples).
If we were to drill down a bit deeper on the ingredients of 3D Community, we would find the following six characteristics, which we pray would make an IMPACT in our lives.
In the Light
The culture of Gospel centered community is one where we walk and live in the light of God’s grace and truth. The group is a safe place to call home, and an environment where we can be authentic and honest before a loving God and friends.
Jesus commands us to go and make disciples. So in 3D Community, we are not just growing as a disciple, but we are taking what we are learning and then sharing it with others, and fulfilling Jesus’ commission to go and make disciples.
In community, we not only gather to study the Word and build relationships, but to pray together as well. Prayer is not an afterthought, but it is an opportunity for us to worship and seek God together.
Applying the Bible to Life
With the Bible as our foundation, in community we are learning together from it. We are wrestling with and seeking to apply Scripture’s truth to our everyday lives. We go about learning with humble hearts, looking to sharpen one another in our faith.
Community of One Anothers
There are over 50 “one anothers” in Scripture. Love, care for, bear with, forgive, encourage, spur on…one another. Those “one anothers” can’t be practiced in isolation. 3D Community is mutual and shared.
A 3D Community group is intentional about making time to be together. They set aside time in their calendars and make face to face relationship time a priority in their schedules. They share meals and share life together in relationship.