We are a network of believers, who are committed to touching the lives of people and their communities with the grace and goodness of God toward the expansion of His Kingdom
To raise a network of believers who will touch the lives of people and their communities by modeling authentic relationships, magnifying Jesus as Lord, and manifesting the love of God for the expansion of His Kingdom.
Sharing the Love of Jesus with the Community
Think of your most fervent wish. Then imagine Jesus in front of you, attentive and able to bring permanent change in that situation. When Jesus left this earth, He gave powerful authority to His followers to do as He did: speak God’s truth, heal the sick, cast out demons, pray earnestly and constantly and spend time with those that others forgot or avoided so Christ could win their hearts. He went out to meet immediate and deep-seated needs and really saw inside individual hearts regardless of their social position. Christians are Jesus’ hands, feet, mouth and heart. If we are not in the world. proclaiming and living the truth that God is here for them, we are not true Christians.
A Missionary Heart
God’s told us to go and tell the message of God to everyone we meet, no matter the cost. That message is: God loves you enough to die for you. Nothing (NOTHING!!) you could have ever done, or will do in the future can ever change God’s total acceptance of you. Our sin can create a barrier between God and us, but the bottom line is – God wants you, no matter what. People who accept this message live very powerful, fearless lives. Nothing (not our laziness, our busy-ness, fear or embarrassment) must stop this message from reaching all humans living in this earth.
The Kingdom-Builder Mindset
Will people finally see themselves as Kingdom Builders. Will Jesus the Kingdom Builder will be seen as He really is: a life-changing and completely benevolent leader that is worth following, the ultimate cause that enables us to sacrifice much so many can know Him. Please understand that God’s Kingdom is global and not concentrated merely within one denomination or religious group. It is not constrained by man-made constructs that are so prevalent in church life today. All acts of the church must be led by the Will of God.
Worship as a Lifestyle
When people become attracted to the Love of God, they choose Him as trusted friend, as the God who doesn’t abandon us. We want to blur the division between the secular and spiritual experience. Instead, every private and public thought, plan or act becomes part of our worship of the Lord.
We are not perfect people, we strive to be a reflection of Jesus, how He looked pass through human frailties and just reach out and make Jesus’ love real.
Our Guiding Principles
“They were continually devoting themselves to the Apostle’s teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.” (1 Cor. 14:26 [NASB]; see also Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 10:24–25)
Meeting in homes
“Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.” (1 Cor. 16:19 NASB; see also Acts 20:20, Romans 16:5, Colossians 4:15, Philemon 1:2).
Networking through ‘Extra-local, Itinerant Ministries’
“After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” (Acts 15:36 NASB)
Occasional Large Group Meetings
“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house” (Acts 20:20 NASB)
Demographics: the people we seek
Initially, God spoke to us about the ones living in the Belleville NJ area. At His prodding we became interested in people who do not see themselves attending a place of worship every Sunday.
If you are someone who is not necessarily interested in joining a religious organization but wants to have a real relationship with Jesus Christ and His followers, consider joining this effort. In essence, we are bringing this experience to you, rather than compelling you to come get it from us. This means that your own home becomes the place where intimacy with God’s Word and work begins. Your own home becomes the place where God pours His favor and protection. Any family, couple or individual who wants to move forward in this process can then bring their own loved ones and friends into the group, if they wish.
Facilities: where and how we meet
We see the move of God to be concentrated only in establishing networks of house churches that gather in homes once a week, rather than in large buildings traditionally regarded as churches. In addition, a monthly gathering of several house churches in backyards or rented spaces fosters a bigger sense of community. Consequently, the pressure to eventually own a large church building is avoided.
We believe that God is bringing back the concept where it all began. . . . meeting together in homes, as they did in the Book of Acts of the Bible.