That is a great question. The answer is simple too. Because that’s how God has designed our hearts to thrive. See, the church isn’t sent on a mission by God but commanded to join God as He is on His mission. Do you see the difference? A “Home Church” is a spiritual family that has “God’s Mission” at its very core. A “Home Church” does not exist for a short period or a set of tasks but to see Jesus proclaimed among its surroundings. So, it doesn’t matter how long you will be in town or what age you are because those particulars are based on short term facts. God has called us to join His mission. Community is not the Goal. Mission is the Goal. Community is the beautiful conduit that Mission flows through.
Take a look at how others are describing what we call “Home Church” in this quote from Neil Cole.
“The DNA of a missional community is:
1. Divine Truth—the presence of the Spirit of Jesus and His Word
2. Nurturing Relationships—the many “one anothers” found in the NT
3. Apostolic Mission—being sent ones, individually and as a community.”
Check out these “Home Churches” and visit one today!
Through Home Churches, the Fellowship body is “on mission” to see Jesus proclaimed through personal relationships. Our Home Churches are small groups of people who are known for their FULL HEADS, FULL HEARTS and FULL LIVES. Visit a Home Church!
Jon & Ashley Love firstname.lastname@example.org Focus – OPEN
Sam & Emily Reece email@example.com Focus – OPEN
Jonathan & Blake Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org Focus – OPEN
Blake & Tina Hodges email@example.com Focus – OPEN
Doug & Becca Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org Focus – Families
Zach Benton & Kari Wernecke email@example.com Focus – OPEN
Rob Hendricks & Kendra Stuart firstname.lastname@example.org Focus – OPEN
Nathan Bilan & Amy Cantrell email@example.com Focus – UCA
Brittany Webster & Andrew Raines firstname.lastname@example.org Focus – CBC