“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7
Vision for Discipleship
Our vision for people of Crossway Multinational Church is that we would be active in worship and service with the whole church, and also that every person would both give and receive “hospitality” with others. Receiving hospitality in particular means that every person in the church is receiving spiritual care and oversight from someone else. This spiritual care and oversight can come in various forms, such as care within a family, or mentoring, or one-on-one discipleship.
Vision for Life Groups
One way for receiving this kind of care at Crossway is through Life Groups. Life Groups are a context to support each other in living out the wholeness of the Gospel, a wholeness that includes loving God and people with our heads, our hearts, and our hands. Our hope is that Life Groups would help people grow and be active in all three areas. These groups help us grow in knowledge, as well as in fellowship and ministry.
Four Strands of Life Group DNA
CMC cherishes unity in Christ among a diversity of individual nationalities, languages, cultures, and backgrounds. In cherishing diversity, we anticipate that no two Life Groups will be the same. So there will be differences in group composition, meeting times, content, and so on. In cherishing unity, we anticipate that each CMC Life Group will be striving to incorporate four dimensions of the Christian life. These could be considered four DNA strands, providing a blueprint for being (and replicating) CMC Life Groups.
Growing in cultural awareness and ability
Caring for One Another
Serving beyond ourselves