At APC we see CFG’s as a key vehicle for promoting Gospel-centered community. In Gospel-centered community we seek to enjoy greater communion with God in that He transforms every aspect of our lives and the lives of those around us. We do this when we worship God and make his glory our primary concern, understanding that the Gospel is the means for doing so. In other words, everything we do is saturated with the Gospel. We desire to see a working out of the Gospel so that we and the city we live in comes to see it’s need for the good news, of which Christ is the focal point.
A CFG is a group of 5-12 people who meet regularly with the goal of growing in Gospel-centered community. The five components of a CFG are expressed in TEAMS:
Truth — study and meditation of God’s word Equipping — training in the area(s) of spiritual giftedness Accountability — forming godly spiritual habits Mission — caring for and sharing the good news with others Supplication — talking to God through prayer
These components are not the reason to exist; rather they are the means to growing in deeper and richer fellowship with Christ, each other and the city around us. Jesus came to bring redemption of all things, and this begins with our being reconciled to God through what he has already done. In treasuring this he changes our values, lifestyles and relationships. CFG’s play a key role in our seeing God glorified in the city of Alexandria and beyond.
CFG’s are a great way to grow in Gospel-centered community. One of the key components to growth is close proximity. Close proximity to Christ as revealed in His Word and close proximity to other like-minded believers. CFG’s are also where we as a church seek to do ‘front-line pastoral care.’
All you need to do is find a group in an area and on a day that works for you and contact the leader(s) for information. You can find details on the CFG Group Listing link to the right. Or, click on the link to request information. We have groups all around Alexandria and the DC Metropolitan area. Most groups meet weekly, and are open for new members.