Microchurches – Grassroots Mission Bases
Microchurches are a major aspect of our church. In fact, microchurches are fully functioning churches. When a microchurch of believers are coming together under the banner of worship, mission, and community, the church is expressed. Microchurches are essential to empowering God’s people in mission. They are not meant to create new comfort zones for people. Rather, they possess the potential for emboldening believers to go beyond their comfort zones and to do things they never imagined themselves doing. Read more
Last year an unbeliever was invited to one of our Greenhouse microchurches. He agreed to come, even though he didn’t really know what to expect. On the ride home afterwards, he asked a beautiful question to the microchurch member that was driving him home: “So is this what heaven is supposed to be like?” Read more
As leaders we constantly want to be living above reproach so that what we say and do line up (even when no one is looking). So what does that look like? Where do you draw the line when it comes to compromising or upholding your integrity, convictions, and the glory of God?
This month, we are tackling the issue of integrity and why this is one of the most critical things for a leader to not only grasp conceptually, but live out daily both as a leader and especially when you are an “off duty” disciple maker. Read more
Routine. It is easy to get in one and just do what is easy… but that is never what is best for you or your microchurch. As leaders, we have to FIGHT for renewed vision, passion, and creativity. Fight the urge to do the same thing the same way. Fight against complacency. Here are some ways to think outside the box and mix things up in a microchurch setting: Read more
Part of the beauty of the microchurch movement is that each microchurch is a unique expression of the body of Christ. But what happens when there is a gift, wisdom, or even a type of outreach that is needed that may not be expressed in the microchurch you are in? If that is the case, then it may be time to reach outwards and partner with other microchurches (or a macro expression of church) to ensure that the fullness of the body of Christ is being properly utilized. Here are some reasons why creating a culture of collaboration will benefit not only your microchurch but the ones you reach out to as well: Read more
The Holy Spirit. It’s the gift that most leaders would rather not open… but in neglecting, these leaders also miss some of the most powerful moments in the life of a microchurch. This post gives an overview of the Holy Spirit and asks some practical questions of how to incorporate Him into your microchurch. Read more
Everyone loves the thought of investing a small amount and watching it yield massive returns. It just feels good. It feels like you’re #winning. There are small deposits that leaders can do that are going to yield large gains in your microchurch as well.
Here is a short list of small deposits that yield massive returns: Read more
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 Read more
Sounds crazy right? But it’s true: the best leaders never lead. They don’t lead opening prayers at microchurch, they don’t lead worship, they don’t do the Bible studies, or even follow up with all their members throughout the week.
Why is this something we champion? Read more