Living Out the Gospel in Community

Living Out the Gospel in Community

Gospel-Centered Community

We exist to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. This is our mission and process for discipleship. Out of this, gospel-centered community is the context for discipleship, the people you experience Christ with. One of the ways we live out this discipleship is through our Community Groups.

Community Groups

We pursue and live out gospel-centered community in our Community Groups. Made up of men and women from all generations of life, these groups meet throughout the week for food, fellowship, care, prayer, accountability, sharing stories and studying God’s Word. They’re a place where we work to consider each other over ourselves. No group is perfect, and no two groups are exactly the same. We don’t expect them to be. Because people are messy, groups are messy. We even like to increase the mess by occasionally getting all of our groups together on a Wednesday night!

 What Happens at a CG?

A group of 8-15 people gather in a home (of a CG leader or host) one night during the week to hang out, share some good food, discuss some practical ways to apply the sermon from Sunday, pray for one another and for the chosen mission field that each CG decides to serve in.

How Long Does the Night Last?

A typical CG night can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, although people are free to leave as their schedule allows. This is not a church service, it's a time when the church gathers to serve one another and their community.

Do They Go All Year?

Yes, but all CG's have weeks where they don't meet depending on schedules and time of year. Remember, the aim of CG's is for us to establish an everyday rhythm of connectivity and community in both our church family and our town, so that the love of Jesus grows in us and goes through us for the sake of the gospel!

How Do I Check Out or Join a CG?

Email ronnie@substance-church.org to ask about a CG.

Or email one of our CG leaders directly:

Casey & Kelly Cooke (Ashland): vintagedesigns1@gmail.com
Jeff & Kim Powell (Ashland): jeff.adefca@gmail.com
Ronnie & Melissa Martin (Ashland) ronnie@substance-church.org
Scott & Cathy Long (Ashland) scott@substance-church.org
Zach & Jillian Watson (Ashland): zach@substance-church.org 
Matt & Calley Chandler (Ashland): mchandler2@gmail.com
Brock & Hannah Thompson (Ashland): brockmthompson@gmail.com
Scott & Amy Allen (Wooster): scottallen@whitaker-myers.com
Tim & Ali Frey (Wooster): frey.146@osu.edu
Seth & Betsy Buckwalter (Wooster): seth.buckwalter@gmail.com

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