I believe that over the next several years, micro churches will become an important part of renewal within The United Methodist Church.
I believe that existing congregations could be a place where a micro church could flourish. Utilizing a live stream of worship could enable existing congregations to begin another worship service with a small amount of resource commitment. It would not need to be in competition with existing worship services, but could serve to supplement existing worship opportunities. Encouraging and equipping leaders might bear fruit by leading groups in homes or in an existing church building. This might also be a way for congregations that might otherwise be closed by the annual conference to continue to sustain a community life together. This could bring new life to existing congregations and serve as a tool for renewal.
I believe that this will be an important way of rethinking existing congregations in The United Methodist Church.
How do you respond to this idea?
This is part of a series of posts about micro churches. You can read more in the next several days at these posts:
- Micro Church: Renewing the Mainline Church (1 of 5)
- Micro Church: Home (2 of 5)
- Micro Church: College (3 of 5)