"A place to examine Biblical truth, love one another, serve the city and participate in God's mission for AbbyFree Church."
We gather in community groups with our friends and neighbours in order to live life together and experience the gospel in ways we can’t on our own. We are a people living lives together as disciples of Jesus who are on a mission to call others to become disciples.
A disciple is a follower of Christ who reflects the image of God by finding their identity in Jesus and expressing that identity through worship to God, community to the body of Christ, and mission to the world.
Our Community Groups value to:
Examine Biblical Truth
Our groups are rooted in the Word of God. Just as the Word of God is the foundation of our lives, as disciples of Jesus Christ, our aim is to also make the study of Biblical truth a priority as we meet in Community Groups.
Luke 11:28 "...Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
Love One Another
As disciples of Jesus our identity is marked by showing love to one another. We do this in very practical ways in our groups such as lifting each other up in prayer, sharing a meal together or even volunteering our time and energy to help a member of our group move.
John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
Serve the City
We desire to be a beacon of hope as a part of the Mill Lake neighbourhood in Abbotsford. We use creative ways in our community groups to utilize the gifts God has given us to serve Abbotsford. We believe that God has blessed us to be a blessing to others.
1 Peter 4:10 "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."
Participate in God's Mission
We do this by working together on larger Church events through utilizing the strength of our community and connections we already have in our Community Groups to help the larger Church body at AbbyFree.
Acts 22:44-45 "And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need."