City Groups

Our City Groups connect throughout the week to eat together, serve the city together, and learn more about how Jesus meets us in the everyday stuff of life.

What is a City Group?

A City Group is a humble community of people coming together to seek the spiritual, social, and cultural renewal of the city as they share and show the life Jesus gives with others.

Our current City Groups are:

  • Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (W.R.A.P.) staff, volunteers, refugees.
  • Lincoln Street neighbors (Great Brook Valley residents, Methadone Clinic patients, homeless).
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Who is Involved in a City Group?

Anyone, including children of all ages, are welcome to participate with a City Group. Our current City Groups connect with and serve two groups of people in Worcester.

"Kitchen Maid with the Supper of Emmaus" by Diego Velazquez, 1618 A.D. Jesus and His disciples are portrayed in the top left corner, but the painting focuses our attention on the maid. The artist lived in a time when Spain was debating the status of slaves, and Velazquez emphasizes the maid's dignity by portraying her as listening intently to Jesus’ words. She may be unnoticed by the world around her, but she dominates the painting and our attention. The last shall be first is King Jesus’ way for people from every ethnicity and culture

What Might a City Group's Monthly Rhythm Look Like?

Third Place (1x per month)

A place to connect with people in our city.

Family Meal (3-4x per month)

A meal where people come together to hear about Jesus' life, eat together, and pray for each other and the city of Worcester.

Love the City (2-3x per month)

Time spent among those a City Group is loving and serving.

Our lives look more like Jesus’ when they are enriched by His Word and Spirit in relation to God (Up), other people (In), and the world He has sent us to love (Out). Becoming more like Jesus is learning how to love God, love others, and humbly surrender all of life – work, play, rest, family – under His life-giving direction for the sake of others and the life of the world. Also see DNA Groups to learn more about another means by which you can grow in faith in Jesus and walking in His words, works, and ways.

Mark 16:15; John 20:21-22; Micah 6:8; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

A helpful article, blog post, and book related to the “Community Apologetic” of City Groups (i.e. Missional Communities):

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