Living out Acts 2:42-47
Micro-Churches will typically meet on a weekly basis living out what we see in the early church in Acts 2:42-47:
Weekly meetings will look different from group to group and week to week. Groups may engage in discussion using one of our spiritual formation guides, or some teaching from the Sunday service. Other weeks, groups might have a missioal focus where they serve together. Groups with families might take a week to focus on discipling the kids. The gathering for some groups may be very similar week to week. What matters is the process towards living out the elements of being a church gathered around Jesus and living out the Kingdom together and doing the collective mission the group determines.
The detail of some of this is unique to the groups themselves, so we expect there to be many conversations and coaching conversations with the specific leader around their circumstances and how to work out the details. This will not always be a straight line and for some groups this will involve some try's and retry's on certain things. However, some groups will pull things off seamlessly, but will look very different from other gouprs.
Mission Prayer - This is collaborative prayer, seeking God's mission for your group. One of the unique elements of Micro-Church is that each group will seek together, by prayer, a collective mission that they will serve together. This can take time to discern, so don't force it. Prayer and discussion around this is so important for your group.
Hearing and Obeying God from his Word
The simple yet powerful truth about discipleship is the practice of hearing from God and obeying what you have learned. This is both a personal practice as well as something you can do with your Micro-Church as you gather and discuss God's teaching.
Do's and Don'ts
Discussion Question Suggestions
One of the unique elements of Micro-Churches is that each group will seek to discern together, by prayer, a collective mission that they will serve together. This can take time to discern, don't force it. Prayer and discussion around this is so important for your group.
The mission will vary from group to group with a wide variety of focuses (i.e. one of the group memeber's neigbour who is in a season of need, an organization, a nearby school that may need help, the poor, etc.)
The key is discerning together God's direction for your group.
On March 14, Steve spoke on what Micro-Churches will look like at SBC. If you haven't listened to that sermon yet, or you want to listen again, click the link below.