A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY IS THE PEOPLE OF GOD ON MISSION TOGETHER.

A Missional Community is a group of 10-40 Christ followers who embody and declare the Gospel to a specific people, neighborhood or network of relationships.

The goal is to help people become and grow as disciples of Jesus as they work to consistently and creatively serve their specific mission focus.

AT RENEW COMMUNITIES WE LIVE THIS MISSIONAL LIFE BY LOVING IN THREE DIRECTIONS: UP, IN OUT

 

UP -     Loving God
IN -      Loving One Another
OUT -  Loving the World

 

 

UP - LOVING GOD

  • MC has a regular rhythm of connecting UP with God in various ways such reading his word together and prayer
  • MC creates a space where non-Christians or new Christians can comfortably encounter Jesus
  • The MC encourages one another to develop a regular rhythm of encountering Jesus in their personal life (ex. RENEW Rhythm)
  • The MC has a space where people can share their Jesus encounters
     

IN - LOVING ONE ANOTHER

  • MC participants eat together, both inside and outside of designated MC times.
  • MC participants share life together outside of the MC (ex. Grab a coffee, go to a game, participate in activities together, celebrate a birth, etc.)
  • MC participants disciple one another
  • MC participants serve one another
  • MC has a culture of fun and laughter
  • MC participants pray for one another
  • Non-Christians/new Christians feel comfortable joining into the life of the MC
  • MC has ways for kids to engage in the life of the MC

OUT - LOVING THE WORLD

  • The MC has a clear missional focus [OUT] which functions as the organizing principle of the group
  • Specific ways of serving your missional focus  are developed from within the group
  • MC participants seek to be missional both as a group and in their individual lives (ex. RENEW Rhythm)
  • The MC participants are regularly inviting non-christians to serve side-by-side with them during their OUTs
  • Share the gospel with those you are serving and each other


 


CURRENT MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES

ARTISANS COMMUNITY

Creating a community of artists from all walks of life to use their gifts for God on earth as it is in heaven.

Michael Hanson - hansonmichael7@gmail.com

Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: The Hanson's in Berea.

BREAKING BREAD

Sharing meals around the table to build relationships with women and children experiencing homelessness.

Michael & Danielle Davies - davies8214@gmail.com

Time: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday at 6 PM
Location: Haven Home in Downtown Cleveland & The Davies' Home in North Ridgeville (15 minutes from Renew)

BUILDING AGAPE MARRIAGES

Building stronger marriages in and for our community

Angelica Brewer - Angelicalbrewer@gmail.com
Ogum Brewer -  OFbrewer@gmail.com

Time: 1st and 3rd Friday at 7 PM
Location: The Brewer’s in Parma Heights

JEFFERSON PARK

Fostering discipleship in our unique circles

Stephen Quella Jr. - squellajr@gmail.com
Rebecca Quella - rquella@gmail.com

Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday at 6.30 PM
Location: Usually the Quella's home in the Jefferson neighborhood of Cleveland.

LAURA’S HOME

Building a loving, praying, disciplining community that serves the needs of Laura’s Home and The City Mission.

Tom & Linda Uveges - luveges@thecitymission.org
Mike & Jen Medved - jenmedved@yahoo.com

Time: 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7 PM
Location: The Medved's in Olmsted and Laura's Home in Cleveland

LIFE ON MISSION

Sharing life around the table, and seeking to live out the Renew rhythms as a group.

Steve Hisey - stevendestiny@gmail.com

Time: 1st and 3rd Friday at 6.30 PM
Location: The Hisey’s in the West Park area of Cleveland.

Old Brooklyn

Practicing Spiritual Rhythms that lead us to proclaim and embody the gospel in our neighborhoods

David and Anna Van Hal - david.vanhal@gmail.com

Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesday: Meal at 6pm, Discussion at 7pm
Location: The Van Hal's home in the Old Brooklyn Neighborhood of Cleveland

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS

Serving the oppressed and overlooked throughout our city in partnership with OhioGuidestone.

Chris & Bethany Solyntjes – chris@renewcommunities.com

Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6.30 PM
Location: Various homes around the Middleburg/Berea/Olmsted area.

MOMS

Moms reaching out to moms in the community and serving at the Cleveland Pregnancy Center.

Katie Frohnapple - kfrohnapple@gmail.com
Sarah Canitia - sarahcanitia@yahoo.com
Chelsea Gumucio - chelsea.l.gumucio@gmail.com
Melissa Landis - mlandis608@gmail.com

Time: Thursdays at 10 AM
Location: Meeting at homes in the Berea / Olmsted Falls area

NEIGHBOR WELL

Engaging scripture to discover and live out the Nature of Christ to our everyday network.

Bryan Baker - bryanedwardbaker2@gmail.com
Erika Baker - erikajanebaker@gmail.com

Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6.30 PM
Location: The Baker’s in Strongsville

RENEW OLMSTED FALLS

Living the RENEW rhythm together in and around Olmsted Falls.

Andy Sikora - andy@renewcommunities.com

Time: 2nd Friday at 6.30 PM (w/ other connections monthly)
Location: The Sikora's in Olmsted Township

ROCKY RIVER

Seeking to be a community that demonstrates the Gospel in tangible ways through living out the Renew rhythms.

Rob & Lauren Chaney – chaney.rj@gmail.com

Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Location: The Chaney’s in Rocky River

TABLE GATHERINGS

Sharing life together with our neighbors and their families through shared meals, children's lessons, and guided prayer time in Rocky River and for those nearby (Lakewood, etc.).

Matt & Naomi Buehrle - mattburly@gmail.com
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Time: 1st and 3rd Saturday at 6 PM
Location: The Buehrle's house in the "Library Streets" neighborhood in Rocky River


HOW TO JOIN A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY

  • Reach out directly to Missional Community leaders listed below.

  • Fill out a communication card on a Sunday morning and drop it in the giving box.
  • Contact Curtis Carnes, Pastor of Missional Discipleship at curtis@renewcommunities.com and he will help you find a good fit .

 

HOW TO START A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY

Is God leading you to start a new Missional Community? Here's how to get things moving. 

Check out the Launching Your Own Missional Community Guide. 

Email Curtis Carnes at curtis@renewcommunities.com for questions and information about starting your own Missional Community.