Flourishing Communities

What does it look like to be a Flourishing Community? Our prayer is that in this time while we're physically distant, we can still gather together to draw closer to Jesus and his vision of what it means for us to be a Flourishing Community.

This 7-week Bible study series includes 3 weekly resources:

  1. Coaching Video to help the leader prepare
    The Coaching Videos were recorded prior to social distancing, so look for notes in video descriptions on how to adapt. However, the Small Group Guides have been modified to be used online. Many video programs have options for breakout rooms, but if yours doesn't, you can have a whole group discussion.
  2. Small Group Guide that outlines the session
  3. Photo Summary to share with participants (by text or on social media)

Introduction Video

Download All 7 Weeks

Week by Week

Week 1 - Embodied Faith

God's design for community is one of flourishing. As we embody faith together, individuals, communities, and even systems flourish.

Week 2 - Selfless Love

We love selflessly, through our words and our actions, because of Jesus' love for us. Embodying our faith through how we love is the foundation of the flourishing community.

Week 3 - Radical Inclusion

In flourishing communities, all are seen, heard, and honored in the fullness of who God has made them to be.

Week 4 - Mutuality

Access and equity in the flourishing community are not based on ability or influence, but in mutual self-giving, where everyone's joy as well as pains are shared. Mutuality leads to unity.

Week 5 - Reconciliation

Having been reconciled to God through Jesus, we engage in the hard, costly work of being in right relationship with one another. Not only will we flourish, but so will those around us.

Week 6 - Costly Compassion

Communities flourish when followers of Jesus practice compassion. We see and act, embodying what it means to love God and love our neighbors. We extend compassion to all, even when it is costly or risky.

Week 7 - Justice

We are called to mirror God's heart and participate in God's mission to make all things right in our world. Pursuing justice is integral for true flourishing.


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