They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
Acts 2:42, 46 (NIV)
What is a microChurch?
A microchurch is a gathering of 2-4 families/friends for the purpose of worshipping, fellowshipping, and growing spiritually together. These intentional gatherings are designed to move our relationship with Christ beyond ourselves and into a community of believers who both encourage and challenge us to grow spiritually.
What do we do in a microChurch?
As we have been reminded through the COVID-19 situation, ‘church’ is neither confined nor defined by a building. WE ARE the CHURCH. So, whenever we gather to study Scripture, worship Jesus, and fellowship with others, we are the Church. In simple terms, microChurches gather with an intention to grow spiritually (through online services/small groups and worship) and fellowship (the intentional development of relationships).
For example, you may choose to gather two or more families for breakfast at 9 am, participate in the online service at 10 am, and close with a discussion and/or prayer time.
Where do microchurches meet?
MicroChurches can meet wherever online services can be accessed and fellowship can occur.
Who are microChurches for?
Anyone. In our current situation with COVID-19, this is a perfect option for those who aren’t quite ready for the larger ‘in-person’ setting to gather with close friends whom they feel comfortable and safe to fellowship with. It is also a great option for families who would find it difficult to focus on the service due to their small children wanting to roam the open spaces. So, it’s open for anyone.
What about our children?
Great question. We have lots of great resources to help your microChurch lead your children in worship. From our Kids 1st YouTube lessons to our pre-school & elementary lessons (complete with video and activity links) we have you covered. These resources may be used while the adults are participating in the online service or before/after the service. It may be led by an adult or older children. The options are limited only by your creativity.