Microchurch Isn’t Just Once a Week…
Some of the most impactful moments with my microchurch don’t happen at microchurch. Well, at least not on Tuesday night when we have our official microchurch meeting. Some of the best God/community/mission moments happen when a handful of us pray together on Thursday mornings each week, or when Tracy and I have a couple over for dinner Saturday night to talk through their marriage, or when I call someone to share a prophetic word I have for them and they break down crying because they really needed to hear what the Lord was wanting to tell them.
One of the most significant things I learned from Jonate, one of our former pastors who passed away, is that people are desperate to feel like they belong. They don’t want to just be part of a microchurch; they want to be part of a family. And as a leader, you can help create that community… but this doesn’t just happen once a week. It happens when you live life together, when you call or text your members regularly just to see how their day is going, and when you have more than one touch a week in their lives.
So carve some time out of your schedule to ensure that you are having multiple touches with your microchurch members: whether that is a simple text or phone call, meeting each week for prayer, playing sports together, having a play date with your kids and their kids, or however you connect. So join me in having the vision to be less like a mandatory weekly meeting and more like a faith family!
Great stuff Matt.