AT THE CORE - HOME COMMUNITIES

What is a Home Community? Home Communities (HCs) are small groups based on Acts 2:42-47. The early Christians devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching (New Testament), fellowship (sharing in community), the breaking of bread (a meal / communion), and prayer (praying with and for one another). HCs function like mini-churches. Groups meet weekly with participants devoting themselves to the four elements of Acts 2:42 for mutual edification. But this is more than a Bible study, we emphasize being an EVERYDAY church (Acts 2:43-47), hence why groups are based on location to more readily engage in everyday rhythms together.


The HC leader is like a shepherd helping individuals discover their spiritual gifts to serve each other and  the community. At the center of each group is the Gospel, out of which flows our Gospel Identity. 


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SUNDAY CORPORATE WORSHIP

Sunday morning is a time for everyone in our church family to gather for a time of corporate worship through prayer, music, singing, and listening as we dig deep into reading and studying the Bible. Everyone joins together at the beginning of the service at 10:30am. Later in the service, kids through 3rd grade have a great time learning and interacting in Kids Church downstairs.

BIBLICAL BASIS for WHY WE DO what we do & YOU

In Acts chapter 1, Jesus instructed His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to baptize them with power from on High to become witnesses of the good news (the Gospel) of Jesus’ Resurrection and the coming of His Kingdom. After days of gathered prayer, the Spirit was poured out at Pentecost and the early church went into the streets proclaiming the Gospel. In Acts 2, about 3,000 were added to their number that same day. They had need for structured disciple-making, and so they devoted themselves to meeting in homes (like Home Communities) and at the Temple (like Sunday worship and Wednesday outreach & discipleship) for fellowship, teaching, breaking or bread, and prayer (Acts 2:42-47). In history this has been known as the “Two-Winged” church (large group worship and small group fellowship – see image). As the early church continually devoted themselves to God and each other, God blessed them and the church continued to grow.


We are seeking to be like the first century church. Though we do this imperfectly, we have seen God do some amazing things in our community.