Doing life together

Missional Communities—or as we call them, MCs—are one of the most essential parts of our church. In fact, we would say they're how we "do church"! These groups provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. The early church worshipped together in larger settings as well as in homes. Similarly, we unite together in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one-another. God has reconciled us not only to Himself but also to each other. This "each other" is called His Church. Therefore, we intentionally strive toward community through men's/women's groups, home gatherings, and other personal settings.

Big Church

Small Community

We have been created to live in community, not in isolation. Physically, we may live in a community; but spiritually, socially, and relationally we often live our lives in complete isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love."

1 John 4:7-8



We believe the church is the family of God called to live on mission to advance His Kingdom. Because we are God's children through Jesus, we are to live as brothers and sisters. The church is not a building, place, or program, but God's people.

Living in community is essential to growing in the Gospel and becoming more like Christ. Showing up to a Sunday gathering is great, but it is our desire to see everyone involved in a Missional Community. A Missional Community is not a mid-week program, but a family of missionary servants who are making disciple-making disciples daily. We would love to see all of our Missional Communities hanging out throughout the week, eating meals together and serving their neighborhoods. It is not something you check off a list, but a way of doing life.

Join an MC

Groups come in all shapes and sizes—married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40—the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Jesus put on flesh and moved into the neighborhood. So this is our same mission. Every neighborhood in Batesville. Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own.

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