Intimacy with God Genuine relationship with the unchurched Authentic community with each other HOW DO WE DO MINISTRY? Foyer (Guest) This is an open environment where EVERYBODY’S INVITED. Living Room (Friends) In Living Room environments, EVERYBODY’S INCLUDED. Kitchen (Family) It’s all about family. EVERYBODY’S IMPORTANT.
THE GATHERING exists to provide you the best opportunity to connect into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Environments are created to encourage people to pursue:
Investing and inviting with others in our community
Grow, not only in faith but also in relationships
It’s all about creating environments conducive to reaching people in a way that is relevant to our culture and times. These irresistible environments are designed specifically to provide clear next steps in discovering our individual redemptive purpose in life. Our weekend services are crafted to make everybody relaxed and comfortable. Relaxed so that we connect with God, right where we are in our journey with Him. Comfortable enough so that we always feel safe to invite friend. Each area of our church is strategically designed to function this way.
Ministries are designed around 3 environments, much like gathering places in a home:
It’s the place in your home that serves as the welcome area for guests and new friends. Our weekend worship services are “foyer” environments. We want our guests to come back, so we do everything with them in mind. The foyer is where most people will experience THE GATHERING for the first time, and it serves as the perfect place to introduce newcomers to Jesus Christ and the life of THE GATHERING.
Once your guests arrive and are welcomed into your home, you invite them into the living room. This is where you connect with people like yourself. Smaller and more interactive than the foyer environment, this is a real-life, genuine opportunity to begin friendships…just like you would in your home. Growth Track, Dream Teams, Work Days, and more create a Living Room experience.
What’s the most happenin’ room in your house? Where do you end up when friends and family come over? The kitchen! That’s the kind of environment we’re striving for in our Community Groups. These groups consist of ten to eighteen people who meet regularly providing a place to connect (relationships), to protect (transparency), and a place to grow (spiritually). This is a safe place to open your heart and share your feelings. This is where lasting friendships are made. It’s about commitment, strength, and security.
Intimacy with God
Genuine relationship with the unchurched
Authentic community with each other
HOW DO WE DO MINISTRY?
This is an open environment where EVERYBODY’S INVITED.
Living Room (Friends)
In Living Room environments, EVERYBODY’S INCLUDED.
It’s all about family. EVERYBODY’S IMPORTANT.