Christ-Centered Community at GCR
To be a Christian means at least two things:
- To follow Jesus
- To become more like Him
This life of following Jesus is called discipleship, and passages in the Bible explain that discipleship happens in the community of followers of Jesus.
His mission is to renew all things – things spiritual and physical. Scripture teaches us that living on mission is designed to happen with other believers of Jesus.
Discipleship at Gospel Community Rivermont takes place primarily through smaller groups called Gospel Communities (occurs throughout the week) and Discipleship Communities (Sunday morning classes). Each experience plays a specific role in the discipleship process.
A Gospel Community is a diverse, multigenerational family of believers who experience life together.
Gospel Communities are Christ-centered, long-term groups that meet on various nights of the week in neighborhoods around the greater Lynchburg area. Our Gospel Communities spend time together for fellowship, care, accountability, prayer, sharing stories, and studying the Bible. Gospel Communities encourage each other to live everyday for Jesus.
A Discipleship Community is a short-term groups that meet on Sunday mornings for the purpose of Biblical instruction and training for life.
We recognize that there are times in a person’s spiritual walk where he or she may want additional study and training. Discipleship Communities are short-term small groups or classes that meet on Sunday mornings at church to help meet those needs. There are a variety of topics available for Discipleship Communities. Classes are offered at three different times during the year (Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer).
Women’s Ministry environments are set up to pursue Jesus Christ. The women’s ministry looks to grow in community, accountability, love, and encouragement. The woman’s ministry leadership team hopes and prays that all women will encounter Jesus daily, grow deeply in community with one another, utilize all of their gifts, and live in such a way that bears witness to the kingdom of God in the world around them.
The mission of GCR Men is to live for Christ in the world.
The vision of this ministry is to see men living for the glory of God.
The pursuit of our mission and vision is structured around three pillars:
- Connect – We strive to provide a variety of opportunities that make it easy for men to connect and grow in community with each other.
- Grow – We strive to provide a variety of opportunities to grow in the Bible together, so that each one of us has the opportunity and encouragement needed to grow in our love of the Lord Jesus.
- Mentor – We strive to help men build relationships through small groups and one-on-one interactions. This will help men develop a strong network of support.