STRATEGY

Moving at the Speed of Relationships

We consider the Church to subsist within her visible, institutional structures, rather than being merely an invisible or spiritual fellowship of individual believers. At the same time, we acknowledge that in many cases these structures are unsustainable, dysfunctional, or even downright broken: while God has not abandoned his Church and is at work still within and through her, the Church as we see her stands in need of revival and renewal.

Ultimately, this work of renewal falls to the Holy Spirit. While we yearn for it and long to be a part of it, it is not something that we could ever accomplish in our own strength. Ironically, then, while we maintain an ambitious global vision, we pursue it through the most local, most ordinary, and most quotidian of means: a family meal, a good conversation over coffee, a gathering of friends, marking life transitions. This is not a new idea: as Jesus himself has taught us: "Wherever two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Accordingly, as we do the slow, patient work of developing new and renewed expressions of ecclesiastical gathering and worship, the starting point and center of our strategy is always the primacy of relationships: of sustaining and cultivating friendships -- and most importantly, friendships-over-difference -- within the Body of Christ. At this stage, our work consists almost entirely of building new connections, of gathering and dreaming and seeking to root all of these things in the fundamental yearning for renewal that animates us.

The best way to learn what this looks like is to get in contact with us, and let us plug you in with an experimental gathering or two.

Gathering and Dreaming

During this phase, we will:

  • Host high-quality gatherings connecting members and leaders of the local Body of Christ and the community

  • Press towards a 100-year dream for the whole local Church to which we can meaningfully contribute as a new ministry initaitve

STAGE ONE: 

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