Name Change

I am excited to tell you that God had led us to a new name! I’ve been praying and fasting for God to truly lead this endeavor.  It seems obvious, but even as ministers we can work more from logic than Spirit.  Well recently God changed the direction of the church and I couldn’t be any more pleased with what God is doing!

A while back I was meeting with a man named Kent Shaffer.  Kent loves the Lord and has a strong passion for ministry and has a tremendous amount of wisdom.  He advised me to take some time and pray/read through Acts.  He encouraged me to ask the Lord to give me the vision for the church and be open to His leading and not be content with doing church how I’ve always experienced.

While seeking the Lord, He has brought a couple of verses to the forefront.  Acts 5:42 (ESV)
42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus. 

And… Acts 2:46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. (all italics mine)

I saw in Scripture the early believers meeting at the temple and in homes. God spoke to my heart and birthed a strong desire to be a part of church that was serious about doing life together and having community be a constant and consistent reality.  As a result EVERYDAY CHURCH was conceived.  A church that is not tied to a building but to the love of the Savior and the people He died for.

The goal is to create groups within various communities that love and lead their people by communicating, meeting, praying and serving regularly together.  I believe this will foster a sense of family and a true sense of living life together.  We will have a weekly gathering that will help spring the family groups into action.

Everyday Church: Reaching “The City” to Reach the World, One Day at a Time. 

Come back later this week for an update on prayer requests.

 

Everyday,

John

4 Replies to “Name Change”

  1. I LOVE this idea, John. When we left tC, I thought a lot on the question, what would I do if there was no church in my community? I’m not called to start a movement, but if so, this is the kind of church I would be very interested in. I serve lunch in my home every other week (have been since August), and it is a remarkable blessing. I have lots of ideas on how to make it a pattern for a congregation.

    I admire you for listening to the Spirit, and I thank God for sending you wise counsel and speaking to you in His word. May you grow in wisdom; may you have eyes to see.

    Angie

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