Total Church Community Training

Here are the videos of three training sessions on gospel community by Steve Timmis which he gave at Mars Hill earlier in the year.

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  1. Greetings Tim. Much thanks from the Chapel to you and Steve as you help many (re)think Christ and his church. I have one question regarding evangelism.

    We have five gospel communities who are now looking to be more outward focused. We are currently using “The World We All Want” to reach 20 neighborhoods with the Gospel word in the Gospel community. I have some thoughts over the flow of a given evening with our lost neighbors. But do you have some suggestions over what a say 1 1/2 hr. get-together would look like; things like hospitality, prepared spontaneity, follow up activities and relationship builders and so forth.

    If you have a minute to send some thoughts our way we would be blessed.

    thanks brother,


  2. The first thing I would say is that a gospel community is not a meeting. It is a group of people who are committed to Jesus and committed to one another, sharing their lives together and sharing mission together. It is about people hanging out together, doing chores together, eating together, serving in the neighbourhood – all with gospel intentionality. That intentionality includes both a commitment to discipling one another with the gospel and sharing the gospel with unbelievers – all in the context of ordinary life and shared life. It’s not a meeting your attend. It’s not a thing you do. It’s who you are are. It’s your identity. It’s your place of belonging. So the way you run a meeting because secondary because your meeting will be the outflow of your shared life. You will prayer together, but then you prayer together in your ordinary, shared life. You will talk about Jesus, but then you take about Jesus in your ordinary, shared life. You will eat together, but then you eat together in your ordinary, shared life. You will look at the Bible, but then you look at the Bible in your ordinary, shared life. So an unbeliever attending will not experience anything very much different from what they have already experienced of the gospel community.

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