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Many people see us speaking about making disciples here at the GCM Collective.  Not only that, but we push to what it might look like to make fully formed disciples of Jesus.  We go so far as to say that you cannot make fully formed disciples of Jesus without being led and empowered by the Spirit, gospel centered, in community and on mission.  When we say this, it can shock some. ...Continue
One of the pleasures of being part of the team here at the GCM Collective is that I get to hear amazing stories from around the world about how God is working in and through the lives of his people.  I thought I'd share one of many that I recently read.   I met Blake Thompson how I meet many these days, over twitter.  We started an email exchange on what it looks like to be on ...Continue
Here's the latest in our series on the GCM distinctives: 6. Discipleship, shepherding and leadership development happen primarily in community on mission  The Christian community is the God-given context for pastoral care and leadership development. In the Christian community the gospel not only informs the head, but also transforms the heart. The gospel is not only learnt, but also ...Continue
The GCM Collective has identified some of our key distinctives and are working an explanatory paragraph for each one. Here's the fourth ... 4. Sharing our lives as extended family The church is the community created by the gospel. So Christians are not individuals who gather for meetings, but members of God’s family. Our identity is communal. So we make decisions with regard to the ...Continue
The GCM Collective has identified some of our key distinctives and are working an explanatory paragrpah for each one. Here's the third ... 3. All community is missional and all mission is communal The Christian community is created by the gospel for the gospel. So its defining purpose is to glorify Christ by proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel to a needy world. Christian community cannot ...Continue

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