Missional Communities


A family of missionary servants who demonstrate and declare the Gospel in the "everyday stuff" of life.



Sunbury City Church exists to glorify God by making disciples who love God, live the Gospel, embrace our community, and plant movements. This is our mission in order to make God-glorifying disciples of all nations in response to Jesus' command found in Matthew 28:18-20. Our primary method to walk in obedience to Jesus' command and fulfill the mission God calls us to in scripture is through missional communities.  


A missional community is a family of missionary servants who demonstrate and declare the Gospel in the "everyday stuff" of life.

Missional communities typically range from 6-12 adults, men and women of all ages, plus kids, who commit together to meet regularly in order to help one another devote themselves to Jesus, devote themselves to one another, and devote themselves to embracing a specific sector of their community with the Gospel. Their goal is to see not yet Christians believe in Jesus Christ, Christians grow in their love and obedience to Jesus Christ, and new missional communities birthed, all in an effort to enjoy God and bring glory to Him.  


No missional community is perfect because it is comprised of messy people with messy lives in need of a perfect savior, Jesus Christ. But we know that humans were created for community, to reflect the community that exists in the triune God, and it is only in a broken community committed to bringing God glory that we can and will grow in Christlikeness. And it is only in a community that is committed to seeing the larger community, through service and celebration, renewed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that we will begin to experience firsthand the life transforming power of the Gospel, and see the power of God at work in the world, just like the early church.  Thus each missional community is committed to portraying and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ regularly to each other and to a specific area of our community around us.  It is through missional community that Sunbury City Church invests and serves the larger community around us. 


But what about kids?  Because we view kids as playing such a vital role now in our families and for the future, we incorporate children of all ages into our missional communities as we seek to grow in loving God and embracing our community.  Thus each missional community decides together the best way to invest in our children and incorporate them into the fuller life of the church, which often includes having a separate lesson for them led by approved and background checked adults or including them into our larger missional community gathering. 


So we invite you to join a missional community in order to personally and corporately grow in your love for God. If you are interested in a missional community, please contact us by filling out our contact form, or calling the church office at 570-495-4962.