Each week homes are open for fellowship, food, prayer, communion, and the study of Scripture. The goal of these home gatherings is for people in your neighborhood, in your own backyard to find community, love, and ultimately, Jesus!
We wanted to model ourselves as closely as possible to the early church, so we decided intentionally to call our times of togetherness a gathering rather than a service. Acts 2:42-47 states:
Every believer was faithfully devoted to following the teachings of the apostles. Their hearts were mutually linked to one another, sharing communion and coming together regularly for prayer. A deep sense of holy awe swept over everyone, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. All the believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Out of generosity they even sold their assets to distribute the proceeds to those who were in need among them. Daily they met together in the temple courts and in one another’s homes to celebrate communion. They shared meals together with joyful hearts and tender humility. They were continually filled with praises to God, enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord kept adding to their number daily those who were coming to life. (The Passion Translation)
For more information on The Gathering, email Beth Ehlert at firstname.lastname@example.org.