We invite all people to BELONG to family through MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES AND PARTNERS. Missional Communities are anywhere that the Church (God’s people) gathers together as family and engages with those in the culture, inviting people to belong to family and give people a "First Glance" of Jesus and the Church. Within missional communities, Jesus followers:
- Enjoy one another and do life together
- Celebrate diversity of age, race, gender, background, etc.
- Actively seek out serving opportunities, and volunteering in community together
- Create the space for both Jesus followers and Non-Jesus followers to build relationships
Missional Communities have been started by people as offshoots of the Chapel in Kenmore. Missional Partners are separate groups that do all the things above as well but are independent organizations.
We have Missional Communities throughout the greater Akron area.
Our Missional Communities:
Kenmore Neighborhood MC
The Kenmore Neighborhood MC seeks to engage and serve the local neighborhoods of the Kenmore borough of Akron. They have dinner every Wednesday evening at 6 pm. Email Tim for more information.
First Glance MC
The First Glance MC seeks to partner, engage and serve the students and families connected to the ministry at First Glance. They have dinners together every Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm. Email Jessica for more information.
Firestone Park MC
Firestone Park MC seeks to engage and serve the neighborhood of Firestone Park. They have dinners together every Tuesday evening at 6 pm. Email Daniel for more information.
The Music MC is an intentionally non-religious gathering of people- guitarists, bassists, drummers, singers, keyboard players, spoken word and hip hop artists that gather on Thursday nights from 5-7pm to eat food and create freestyle and improvised music. Email Ben for more information.
The Marriage MC is a group made of of couples seeking Jesus together on their way towards flourishing marriages. Email Bruce for more info.
Our Missional Partners:
We gather at First Glance's building on Kenmore Boulevard on Sunday mornings. They’re a gathering of Jesus followers that seek to love, serve and non-threateningly share Christ with individuals and students from age birth through twenty-nine. They’re always looking for volunteers and givers! Click here to learn more.
Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance
Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance was founded in 2016 to improve the quality of life in our community through cultural, artistic, recreational and business revitalization. They're always looking for volunteers and donations.