So, FCMC is about forming a network of missional communities (aka micro-churches) for a movement of mission and discipleship on the First Coast. I know “network” sounds big and “two” sounds not so big – but I’m grateful for the two we have – and God has been doing something in our groups. This morning I updated the descriptions of the MCs and was reminded how much God is doing in and through our little groups. God is at work!
I’ve been a pastor for fourteen years and in church leadership for nearly thirty. In terms of mission and discipleship, I cannot think of a more fruitful season in my years of ministry. Looking forward tot seeing what God will do next. This has been a joyful season!
About the Fellowship of Believers Missional Community:
This MC got it’s start in August, 2013, when an adventurous group of people agreed to gather for a trial missional community. There were twenty of us. Our ages ranged from 3 to 63. We represented five different churches and a couple of us did not have a church. Our goal was to learn as we tried this thing called a missional community. We kept it simple We tried to imitate Jesus Christ in the way we do life together. We learned a lot.
When we tried to discern a name for our group, several of us kept being led back to Acts 2:42-47. As a result, we began to call ourselves The Fellowship of Believers.
The Fellowship of Believers MC is about finding ways to love and support those who love kids with the love of Jesus. And we also feel called to bless the people living the South Ridge neighborhood, showing the love of Jesus so that the neighborhood is a little more like heaven than earth.
In addition to our mission activity, we meet weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00, usually at the Santos/Conrad house at 12534 Woodfield Circle West, 32258 in the Southridge Subdivision near Baptist South Hospital. Some of us also meet as a huddle to learn skills for discipleship on Sunday afternoons.
About the 210 Missional Community
The 210 MC has been finding ways to support Young Life, and especially Young Lives, which is Young Life’s ministry to teen-moms and their kids. We have helped out with a few Young Lives events, sent two of our people to help at Rock Bridge Young Lives camp, and are currently exploring ways to help the Beaches Area Young Lives club flourish.
To learn more about Young Lives, go here.
In addition to our work supporting young lives, we meet weekly on Sundays at 6:00, usually at the Wehmeier’s house 716 South Lake Cunningham Avenue 32259., for Bible Study. Kent and Kris Wehmeier and Heather Alexander are hosting this MC and meet weekly on Wednesdays for discipleship. Basically, we’re like a big family following Jesus together, and you’d be welcome in our family.
If you are interested in being a part of this MC or in being discipled, call FCMC at 904-599-2889, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or show up at the Wehmeiers on Sunday night at 6:00.