Join us for a weekend of worship with West Morris Micro-Churches. We'll be gathering in parks, at schools, at a farm, online and in backyards on the last Sunday of October. Check back to download a list of the many micro-church gatherings you can join.
OR - we encourage you to host your own micro-church. Whether you do it with your family, or you invite neighbors, friends or co-workers, we have two Worship Guides to use, as well as two different Children's Teaching Time Guides.
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On the last Sundays of August, September and October, West Morris Church will not meet as one large gathered group for worship - we will meet as multiple "sent-out" groups around Indianapolis and beyond.
Whether we'll be meeting in front yards, on back porches, in parks, around kitchen tables, in living rooms or online, these missional gatherings will be something new - and very old - to experience together.
The New Testament Church we read about in Acts and throughout the Epistles met together in missional communities - gathering households of moms, dads, kids, servants, extended family and neighbors. Each participant actively engaged in the gathering - practicing the 50+ one-anothers we are commanded to do in Scripture.
The Church is the body of Christ. And the body of Christ is made up of priests - everyday people who are gifted and called to be part of Jesus' royal priesthood. Our God-given gifts are designed and intended to be used to serve and build up the body of Christ. Church worship services were never intended to be an event one attended or watched - but a gathering time where everyone engaged with one another - teaching, praying, sharing, encouraging, loving, serving and building up one another.
So - you're invited to join us on the last Sundays of the month as we meet together in small missional gatherings around Indianapolis and beyond. Some gatherings will be outside - others will be inside - and even others will be online. They will all be socially distanced and will be groups of 5-20 people. Some will be actively engaged in prayers walks - others will gather in lawn chairs. Some will have kids - others will not.
You can host your own group or join someone else's. A worship service guide will provided to everyone with prayer prompts, scripture reading and discussion questions and even children's teaching activities so all you have to do is set out a few chairs, invite some friends or neighbors, and see what God will do!
Worship Guides for Micro-Church Gatherings
Responding to God's "New Work"
Missional Leadership Training
Wanting to lead a group, but feeling under-prepared? Participate in these "Missional Leadership Classes" and learn how to lead Christ-centered missional gatherings!
Week 1: What is Church? Focusing on the Essentials (Mt 28:19-20; Eph 4:11-16)
Week 2: Let's Get Practical: Imagining & Planning the Way Forward (Col 3:12-17)
Week 3: Church in the 1st & 21st Centuries: Discovering ancient, simple Church (Acts 2:42-27)
Download Week 3 Slides
Read "Going to Church in the First Century"