We affirm microchurch as the most basic expression of the church. Our ecclesiology is simple. When believers work together in sincere worship and genuine community to accomplish part of the mission of God, they are the church.Worship, community, and mission are our ecclesial minimum.
Example of Early Church
The church we see in the New Testament primarily met in homes. This allowed them to grow and reproduce despite persecution from the Roman government.
There is a loneliness epidemic in our culture. We believe that making small to mid-sized groups the primary environment for the church will help people be known and better care for one another.
Smaller church environments make it easier to give every believer a platform and the opportunity to use their gifts.
Our cities are increasingly tribal, multi-ethnic, multicultural, and post-Christian. One church or type of church will not reach them. Microchurches allow leaders to specifically target neighborhoods, networks, or needs in how they worship and make disciples.
The simplicity of a micro-church means that you don’t need to be a professional pastor to start one.