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 †

how microchurch happens

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Even a small light holds back darkness and a group of small lights can banish it completely.

Brain Sanders

If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit mercy, then it isn’t mercy.

Tim Keller

By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The difference between humanity and all the rest of creation is that men and woman were made to relate directly with God.

Francis A. Schaeffer

Genuine spiritual knowledge lies in the union of the believer’s life with the truth of God.

Watchman Nee

To exist without the pursuit of God’s mission in the world is to exist as something other than the church.

Brain Sanders

As we worship, we enter, touch and are touched by the presence of God himself. We were created to live this way.

C.S. Lewis