photo: Neighborhood Church
Micro churches are sprouting up and giving small, local communities a cozier place of worship.
If there is one thing that puts many people off from entering into a place of religious worship, it is often how large and how grand it is. It is all too easy to get lost in the crowd, and feel that you do not really matter. But micro churches, a phenomenon that is becoming more and more popular, aim to combat that feeling of confusion and being lost in a crowd, and many would argue that they are doing a very good job.
Micro churches are basically what it says on the tin: small churches, usually not including more than thirty or so members. A church this size gives a natural, family feel, where everyone knows each other’s names, and no one can get lost in the crowd. They are generally run by one person, or a group of three or four, depending on the church denomination. Many people love the close feeling that a micro church can give them, and the way that they can directly contribute to such a small gathering.
There are a variety different ways that micro churches work; some share meals together, some have musical worship, some pray together, and some do none of these. The beauty of a micro church is that it is very quick and easy to discover what the group wants to do, without offending anyone.
If you would like to start your own micro church, then all you will need to do is decide on a time and place where you can meet. It does not even have to be a Sunday, or in a typical church building. Invite a few friends, and explain to them exactly what you want to do there, and then ask for their input. If you feel like you need some guidance, Neighborhood Church has five simple suggestions. The possibilities are endless and up to you. Before you know it, you have a micro church.