Community is something that God intended for us to have to be able to express love for one another, exhort one another, and to even suffer with one another. The idea of community can encapsulate a lot of things.
At the Austin Stone, we recently sent out a series of posts to our people on the topic of Missional Communities. In sharing these posts, our hope is that they will help you understand our church and the calling that God has given us.
Serge de Leon lives on the border of the United States and Mexico. Coming from a background full of drug abuse, violence, and alcoholism; he shares the struggles of living missionally in a culture enslaved to tradition and family.
Marti, forty-two years old and single, followed God's calling to move into an inner-city neighborhood in Richmond, VA almost seven years ago in order to help bring the hope of the gospel to a poverty and crime stricken part of town.