Start the Journey Toward Being the Church

A distributed church is most simply understood as a group of people following Jesus together and living out the mission of Jesus in their everyday lives. When people do this together they form the church right in the context of where they are now.


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A Church In The Image of Love

At the heart of it, a distributed church is about love. It's about God's love for you, and His design for you to love others.

God has strategically placed you in the context where you are right now: the web of relationships you already have; the neighborhood where you already live; the place where you already work. A distributed church is a way to bring the church, and thus the love of God, to those people.

A distributed church is also about the way God has uniquely created you - with specific gifts for specific purposes - to help others experience His love. Your abilities, the way you think, even the things you struggle with, all point toward God's design and deliberate plan. You have been designed for a mission unlike any other in this world. It's a mission that you can't accomplish without God's power, or without other Christians alongside you.

Are you interested in learning more? We would love to help you. Together we can form the church outside the walls of a building and bring God's love to the world.

Next Steps

1.

Intro to Distributing the Church

Discover God’s plan to show the world His love through you. Intro Sessions are 60 minute sessions to help you discover more about how to live out your faith in this culture of connection. You’ll learn what a distributed church is and how to begin forming one in your context. Intro to Distributing the Church is offered online and in person.

Attend an Intro Session


2.

Read the Field Guide

Read the Field Guide with friends and family to begin to map out a plan. The Field Guide is full of the basic philosophy, practical steps, and key questions to direct you as you form your existing relationships into a distributed church.

Read the Field Guide


3.

Launch Community

Connect with other people on this journey for training and support. A Launch Community will link you with a mentor that can provide the training and encouragement you need as you get started. It also will connect you with other people starting distributed churches.

Join a Community


4.

Be the Church

Distribute the church everywhere, every day. Join the movement of people forming the church outside of a building, in the midst of their everyday lives. Already on this journey? Great! Let us know so that we can stay connected with you.

Stay Connected

1st Church Snapshot

Acts 2:42-47

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

9-Week Prayer

Experience a Church in Formation


A prayer focus

A Scripture

A Thought

Join together with a group of friends, coworkers, or family and commit for 9-weeks to pray for one another, your communities, and our world. Each week you will receive a prayer focus, a Scripture, and a reflective thought to guide your group in prayer.

Discover the extraordinary thing that can happen when a group of people intentionally pray for one another for an extended period of time.


Starting the 9‑Week Prayer?

Let us know. We'll email you the prayer focus, Scripture, and reflective thought each week and check in with you to see how it is going.

Get Started

Finishing the 9‑Weeks and want to keep going?

Great! Let us know and we'll get you some great resources for the next phase of the journey.

Email Us

Read the Book

PDF 190 Pages

CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
How the Church Can Thrive in the Coming Era of Connection

In this book by Dr. Joel C. Hunter, learn how to partner effectively with Christians who are not like you, as well as with Christians who have the same vision as you; Build associations with Christians who want to develop lasting relationships for the work of the Gospel; Cooperate with non-Christians for the good of everyone.

Download the PDF

9-Week Feast

Experience a Church in Formation



A meal

A Scripture

A Question

Band together with a group of friends or neighbors and for the next 9 weeks commit to get together weekly for a meal. As you eat, read one scripture and discuss one question.

Discover the extraordinary thing that can happen when a group of people intentionally invest in one another for an extended period of time.


Starting the 9‑Week Feast?

Let us know. We’ll email you the scripture and question each week and check in to see how it is going.

Get Started

Connect

Talk with Someone

Have some questions and think a conversation would clear some things up? We’d be happy to talk with you.

Talk With Someone


Attend Overview Session

This is the best place to get your bearings in this new way (or really old way) of living as the church.

Attend Session


Join a Launch Community

Ready to get started?
We want to come alongside
you as you do.

Join a Community