Welcome

 

Thanks so much for visitingAccording to a study by Josh Packard PhD, a sociologist, professor and researcher at the University of Northern Colorado, there are currently 65 million “dones” who have walked away from the organized church. For the first time in modern church history, that equals the number who still has an affiliation with one.  

This is a "shift" that cannot be ignored. And as the number of "dones" and unchurched grows, we must all come to the realization that believers all over the world are finding new and life giving expressions of "church" outside of the walls of the institution. 

When we started on this new venture 5 years ago, we had a goal of planting house churches all over greater Jacksonville and beyond. Since we now see a much bigger picture, we are no longer focused on house churches alone. For the last 2 years we have focused on

1) paying attention to and building deeper relationships with those whom God has brought into our lives for a purpose and

2) reaching out to  and making ourselves available to the “dones” and "unchurched" wherever they are and by any means available.

We are thankful for the tools that we have today to reach out beyond our local area such as social media, resource websites, Skype, phone and networking sites. That being said, there is nothing that can beat one on one, face to face interaction.  

Locally, we have occational gatherings for the building up of the body here in Jacksonville. They don't happen often, but when they do they will take you back to the simplicity of worship without the frills and a free flowing atmosphere in which the body of Christ can function according to I Corinthians 14:26. If you have never experienced this kind of meeting, you are in for a very refreshing and different kind of gathering with fellow believers. 

If you have left or are thinking about leaving institutional religion and desire find your place in His body, you are not alone. We are already on the path to find the church the Jesus is building, not the one made with human hands. Although we are not having regular meetings, we will be more than happy to connect with you one on one. If you are interested in meeting one on one or having a phone conversation, send us an email with your information or leave us a voice message at 904-345-0045. We would love to connect with you.