Kingdom Communities are small groups of people who commit to worship together, care for one another, and serve on mission together in whatever way the Spirit of God leads them. This is what we believe it means to be the church.
Here you will find several different kingdom communities to connect with and empower you in your calling to be the church.
HOPE Clothes Closet – 4:00-5:00 PM on Sundays at the CO-OP – A ministry to provide basic needs to the neighborhood like individual and family hygiene packs, laundry soap packets for those with access to laundry facilities, and all types of clothing, even baby/kids clothing and toys. Through serving, listening, praying, and celebrating victories, those in need come to see God’s love and care for them.
Common Table – 5:30 PM on Sundays at the CO-OP – A time for anyone to be known and find a place of belonging. During this time over a shared meal, everyone has a seat at the table. Here all stories are welcomed. Our heart is to provide a spiritual sanctuary for every kind of person while enjoying a meal, sharing our lives, and learning how to walk with Jesus. Our hope is those seeking and hungry walk away feeling not only their stomachs full but, more importantly, their hearts as well.
Young and Married – 6:00 PM every other Sunday at different locations – A community of engaged couples and newlyweds supporting each other as we navigate how to have Christ-led marriages. Our desire is to create a company of friends that encourages and celebrates each other’s life-long commitments and pursuits of their spouses in a world that produces throwaway marriages.
Beer and Bible – 7:30 PM on Sundays at Flippers Tavern – is about creating a safe place for people to have open conversations about spiritual things over a glass of beer. We want people who may not believe in God anymore, people that may be done with God and the church, and people that may not know what they can trust in anymore. It’s real. It’s raw. It’s authentic. This is a great place to start or restart your journey in a more simple and honest version of the church as we know it now.
Cultivate – twice a month on Sunday nights – A community for reaching out to youth between 6th-12th grade at a home church.
Reality – 6:30 PM on Wednesdays at the CO-OP – A fellowship of people who gather for informal worship, in-depth bible study, and inclusive community. We seek to learn how to experience and encounter God in our daily living and how to love others like He does.
Open Table – 6:30 PM on Wednesdays at the Stice’s home (1917 30th st) – We have opened our home to be a place to experience community, connection, and family. We desire to create a space of acceptance and belonging with anyone that comes through the front door. Each week, we gather to share a meal, our lives, and words of encouragement to live on mission. Our hope is that everyone that comes through our home encounters Jesus and is captured by His love and grace.
Hope Works – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM on Thursdays at the CO-OP – During this time, we try to help create possible economic engines called micro-businesses for our community or for people in our community. Right now, our focus is empowering and equipping individuals experiencing financial poverty who live in the Heart of Lubbock neighborhood.
Elevate HOPE – Monday-Friday from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the CO-OP – We are a community of leaders that created this after school program because we desire to help each individual child and youth know more about who they are who they are created to be. By forming opportunities for them to pursue their God-given talents, abilities, and purpose, we get to see that become a reality. Here are just a few ways we do that: small groups where we discuss life topics; sports, games, and working as a team; fine arts opportunities (music, art, writing, etc.); dance and creative movement; drama; special events and projects.
Tattoos and Jesus – 12:00 PM on Saturdays at Death and Taxes Tattoos – This space, this time is an opportunity to study more about God’s Word in a non-religious and open environment. It is a Bible study group created for those who are hungry and want to learn as much as possible about God’s Word. We like to keep it simple and use an online course to guide our study with plenty of time afterwards to discuss the lesson.
CO-OP Rec – different nights of the week – a time when CO-OP as a community comes together to play whether that be sports, games, or something fun.
Yahshua ha Mashiah – is a correspondence ministry with inmates. There are thousands of men and women locked up in America desperate for any kind of contact with the outside world. Many of them have been forsaken by their families and their friends. Our desire is to pour hope into the prisons through letters and to share a different kind of freedom found in Jesus, the Messiah. All you need is paper, an envelope, and a stamp to reach out to one of the most neediest mission fields in America.
If you desire to join or volunteer for one of these communities, contact Justin Stice (806-786-6257)
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