The Church is not an event or a place, but a people. Among the many biblical metaphors for the Church are a body (1 Cor. 12:12-26), a family (Galatians 6:1-2, 10), and a nation (1 Peter 2:9-10). The Christian life, clearly, was never meant to be pursued alone. Therefore, we are committed to loving and spiritually encouraging each other in community.
We express community primarily in small, neighborhood-based groups called “home meetings.”
Home meetings are gatherings of 8-12 people meeting in individual homes throughout the city during the week. In home meetings, a primary Christian community is developed and fostered. People are introduced to what it means to be a Christian, encouraged in their relationship with God and supported to make a contribution to the welfare of people in Philadelphia. They also provide an opportunity for intimacy, mutual support, practical love and service, learning about the Christian faith, prayer, and sharing of what God is doing in our midst. All groups are led by trained lay-leaders from the congregation who are given continued oversight and support. We would love to help you connect with one of our home meetings. Reach out to Pastor Ryan and he can connect you to a home meeting.