“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields. They are white for harvest.” John 4:35
In this verse, Jesus is saying that opportunities for the gospel are easy to spot if and when we’re looking for them. Engage the culture even a little and you will come away with a burden for the lost, broken and desperate all around you. There is no lack of need in our culture. A microchurch has its beginnings in this type of seeing; a spiritual burden for a specific group of people stirred by being with them. It makes us ask, “What do they need? How can we help? What does love and service look like in their context? How can we represent Jesus to them?” This is the genesis of ministry that becomes microchurch.
When a worshiping community agrees to commit to a novel ministry as their own participation in God’s mission, a microchurch is born.
When an odd mix of individuals that happen to all be committed to bringing gospel-centered ministry to a specific group of people come together in intimate community and common worship, a microchurch is created.