By design, a microchurch is small and has few of the standard trappings of most of today’s churches. Its simplicity allows it to be flexible and nimble for everyday ministry and mission in circumstances and conditions that are hard to predict or control. It also permits and encourages everyone to be actively engaged in the work of ministry wherever spiritual darkness is found.
We believe being a disciple of Jesus must include joining him in his mission to push back darkness, not only because he said, “Go and make disciples,” but because nothing develops dependent faith and other virtues more deeply than serving on mission. Since time, talent and money is always limited, we believe the assets people bring to the kingdom are best spent in local mission that they can envision and contextualize themselves.
Though small and simple and organized locally, a microchurch is nonetheless a standalone expression of God’s church. A body of people that weave together worship, community and worship are the church.
Despite its simplicity, such a church, freed to create ministry as they go, embedded with and committed to love and serve a community of broken people, are able to tell a clear and profound gospel story. They will live changed and changing lives. They will serve Jesus and worship God in all of life. And they will have a profound and lasting impact on their world for the glory of God.
† this is microchurch †