Simply put, we are a church of home churches.
What is a home church or missional community?
We use missional communities and home churches synonymously. One distinction from a conventional church is that missional communities are decentralized and not tied to a location. Most of our missional communities meet in homes but they don’t have to. It’s less about “going to church” and more about “being the church.”
What does “being the church” mean?
It means that we are followers of Jesus who not only meet regularly to worship but we also highly emphasize and value community and mission.
Community means that we do life together. We support, encourage, and even sometimes challenge each other. We regularly pray for each other and support each other as we grow in faith. These interactions carry on throughout the week.
Mission means that we are the hands and feet of Jesus and intentionally seek ways to practically and generously love our neighbors (our literal neighbors and our community at large) and inspire others to love Jesus.
Why choose a missional community?
Missional communities provide opportunities for greater participation and for more people to exercise their spiritual giftings; whereas conventional churches have vocational ministers or pastors who are seen as experts who end up carrying most of the weight of ministry. Missional communities naturally promote participation rather than consumerism.
They are also natural incubators for leaders. We highly value leadership development.
What happens in missional communities?
• Gatherings are simple, casual, and relational
• Worship and studying the Bible
• Discussion and personal application of Biblical truths
• Fellowship (hang out together)
• At least once a month serving the community together
How are you a network?
We are a network of missional communities, which means that we partner and work together to accomplish our mission of transforming lives and restoring hearts to God. All missional community groups hold the same values and use the same strategies to facilitate worship, community, and mission.
On the first Sunday of every month, there is an opportunity for the different missional communities to meet all together for worship. The rest of the month, missional communities meet separately with at least one Sunday primarily devoted to serving the community or neighborhood.
Our Monthly Schedule:
First Sunday: Corporate Worship
Second Sunday: Home Groups/Missional Communities
Third Sunday: Serve Sunday
Fourth Sunday: Home Groups/Missional Communities
If I’m out of the area of Fort Worth, can I still participate in a missional community?
Absolutely! We livestream the worship portion of our gatherings on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RenovateChurchDFW
Immediately after the livestream we offer a virtual home group through Zoom. The Zoom link and access is provided at the end of the livestream.
What if I want to start a missional community or become part of your network?
We love equipping others! We would start by setting up a meeting to talk about needs, wants, and expectations. Together we would evaluate giftings and any desired training. The first step is just getting to know each other. Reach out to us to begin that conversation.
Do you have any training?
Yes! Reach out to us and let us know what you need. We have established resources and hold classes to help build leadership, evaluate giftings, develop a missionary mindset, and more!