We are the family of God, redeemed and transformed by Jesus, called to live on mission in our culture. We exist to make much of Jesus, to pursue one another in love, and to better our city with the love of Jesus.
Perhaps a better term would be our Core Commitments because while we often say we value something, it becomes clear what our true values are by what we are committed to. At GCP we believe that being a disciple of Jesus boils down to three core commitments: Jesus, Family, and Mission. These core values not only help us define what the church is but they also inform how we live our lives, make our decisions, grow in faith, etc. If everything else we did were to be stripped away, Jesus, Family, Mission would still remain as the foundation and core identity of who we are.
It’s all about Jesus. It always has been about Jesus. It always will be about Jesus. We believe that all of scripture makes sense only in light of Him. Forgiveness of the past is only available in Him. Hope for the future is available only through...
We are God’s people made in His image for the sole purpose of glorifying Him for all of eternity. We are called to be one body, whose head is Jesus, and who live not for ourselves but for one another and for Jesus. Our attitudes, actions and...
We believe that the church has been given one mission: make disciples of all nations. This means that we have been called out as missionaries to challenge people to be followers of Jesus wherever we are. Each of us has a...
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A Gospel Community is a group of Christ-followers who have committed to intentionally pursue the way of Jesus, faithfully love one another as family, and diligently seek to prosper their city. In other words, a Gospel Community is actively devoted to living out the greatest commandments (Mt. 22:36-40) of loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving their neighbor as themselves.
One author once said that if you ask a non-christian what a church is they will tell you that it's a building - it's a place we go to when we're getting married or buried. If you were to ask a Christian, however, what a church is you will tragically get what sounds like an event. Many Christians seem to cognitively understand that the Church is the "Body of Christ" - the people themselves - yet we functionally end up living our lives as if Church is an event we attend on Sunday mornings and a program we take part in every now and then.
It was out of these two tragic misconceptions that we realized that, for many people, Church had lost its meaning and purpose. Yet the Church that the New Testament describes is so much more dynamic and meaningful than just a place or an event. It's a community of people who have been "called out" from their homes, cities, and cultures to be different and set apart. It's a collection of people who have been transformed by God and have devoted themselves to following the Way of Jesus. It's an ecclectic family of people who are passionate about joining Jesus in his redeeming and restoring work in the world.
We believe that all of this can happen (and has been happening) in Gospel Communities since the formation of the church at Pentecost some two thousand years ago. In the Fall of 2017 we decided to start a journey of forming a family of Gospel Communities here in Providence, RI known as Gospel Community Church.
Our hearts desire is to form a community of people who longed to live out the Way of Jesus in their everyday lives, not just on Sunday mornings. Who live their lives intentionally in their pursuit of Jesus, the Family of God, and the Mission of God. And who leverage every aspect of their lives to make much of Jesus.