The concept, MicroChurch, brings the church back home among the people. Here you can expect to encounter God as you connect with friends in the intimacy of your home. Whether your aim is to offer a safe space for friends you wouldn’t usually feel comfortable inviting to a corporate celebration service, or if you just want to connect with your regular church family in the comfort of your home, MicroChurch is for you.
MicroChurch is just a fancy word for church on a smaller scale. On Sundays when we fill our auditorium with people we have MacroChurch, it is a gathering with hundreds of people. A MicroChurch can consist of two or more people in someone’s home, at the caravan where you are camping or even at a restaurant where a few of you are enjoying a breakfast.
The main idea of a LifeGroup is to get together and go deeper into the Sunday sermon, pray for each other and grow together spiritually and in relationship. Some LifeGroups eat a meal together and operate like a family. That is pretty much the idea behind a MicroChurch. The big difference is that you can choose to do your MicroChurch with different people at different times, whereas a LifeGroup is the same group of people meeting in an allocated timeslot. Another difference is that you don’t have to register your MicroChurch at Oakhill, you can just casually get together with people and do church as it suits you. If you have a dedicated group of people doing MicroChurch you will probably turn into a LifeGroup anyway.
The idea behind MicroChurch is watching the Sunday service online (at a time that suits you) with the people you choose to host. This can pave the way for connection and intimacy with each other in your church experience. In Matthew 18:20 Jesus said where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Watching a service online with other people can lead to a discussion which opens the doors for further revelation. There can be opportunities where people can be vulnerable and they can receive prayer. An addition to this would be to challenge or encourage each other to watch the 5-minute extra material midweek or whenever to keep the Word fresh in you. We also encourage people to enjoy a meal together. Consider the life of Jesus. He always bonded with people over a meal, and out of experience we know it works well. MicroChurch can help kids to watch Oakhill Kids together and it adds to their experience instead of it feeling like homework.
This question will feature a lot around MicroChurch: There are no rules just options.
There are no limitations on how many or little people you want to host at your MicroChurch.
This question will feature a lot around MicroChurch: There are no rules, only options.
You can start a MicroChurch anywhere anytime, and remember if you need or want us to help you, you can register with Oakhill, though you don’t have to.
This question will feature a lot around MicroChurch: There are no rules only options.
Any day and any time that will suit the group of people you choose to host.
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