Our mission is to turn Utah upside down for Christ (Acts 17:6) through the formation of biblical communities, organized as a congregation of house churches, committed to obeying the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
Our strategy is to bring the Gospel into neighborhoods across Utah, primarily using the #NoPlaceLeft methodology.
As a result, neighborhoods will experience the love of Christ as new believers find practical and tangible ways to bless them and will see the love of Christ modeled as those believers gather together in homes around the Word, in fellowship, around the table, and in prayer (Acts 2:42).
Intentionally meeting in homes allows our gatherings to maintain 1) a size where meaningful community can develop and mutual discipleship can take place, 2) a simplicity that requires minimal overhead or programming, and 3) a style that emphasizes full participation and shared responsibility.
In this way, the spiritual cancers of indifference, spectatorship, and consumerism are combatted. Instead each believer is enabled to identify and develop his or her spiritual gifts, equipped for ministry beyond Sunday, and empowered to make disciples and start additional churches, making his or her own unique contribution to what God is doing in Utah.
Our gatherings meet every Sunday. They are informal and relationally centered, with one of our goals being to help you find meaningful community with others who will encourage you in life and support you as you follow Christ. There is always food, sometimes a full meal and other times just refreshments, and time to sit and talk, before we pray and open the Word.
Though each group has a leader, they are there primarily to facilitate the gathering. Everyone is encouraged to participate by asking and answering questions, sharing experiences, reading Bible passages, and offering prayers and words of encouragement.
Each gathering will typically close by taking the Lord's Supper and collecting and distributing an offering to help meet any needs we're aware of. On average, our time together is two to two and a half hours.
We hold these core beliefs as non-negotiable. Everything else—while important—is not a test of fellowship.