All the way from South Africa
Greetings all you wonderful Saints
My name is David and I was a P&W leader in a conventional church setting until about 8 years ago.
We had a church in the inner city and served there for about 20 years. We felt God wanted us to move into smaller groups with the whole focus on relationship and family. Not that we thought there was anything wrong with meeting in a building or meeting on a Sunday, I think God wanted to challenge us on who we were serving : Him or the meetings.
So we moved into smaller house fellowships and have a monthly Celebration where all the small fellowships get together for the day and CELEBRATE with P&W, testimony, The Word and some great Fellowship and Feasting.
It has been a long hard road, but God has been faithful and we have come a long way.
This is what we do, just in case you thought we are bit strange and spooky
We meet once a week for fellowship - generally a meal together, fellowship, and a teaching. We also meet once a week for prayer, We organize outings where the men/women might go out and fellowship either separately or together or whatever the occasions demands.
Children and youth has been a a difficult task. Because the ages of the children in our particular group are so varied we do use the resources of Youth Groups of Local churches in the area.
Teaching and the Word - We call on a pool of elders and Ephesian 4 gifted ministers for all the Pastoral, Teaching, Prophetic, Evangelical and Apostolic thrust into our groups all through relationship
Basically a church without walls kind of scenario
Enough of that
Worship has been quite a challenge. I have had to learn how to go from a big P&W team to just me!
Anyway Greetings from the southern tip of Africa
Shalom, brother David! I love the description of your church and it's vision. Playing with a big P&W team can be very nice, but playing as a solo performer can be very gratifying as well. I've done both and appreciate the nuances of each. Welcome to the community! I look forward to chatting with you here!
Welcome to TWC, David. Glad to have you onboard.