As sons and daughters of God, fully given to life in the Spirit and devoted to the Living Word, we long to love and serve our community and make way for all to come to know Jesus.
The mission of The Gathering at Adell is to orient the Church according to Acts 2:42-47.
The Church was devoted to the Apostles’ Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread, Prayer and Expectation of Miracles.
- Weekly Bible Readings:
We want people to hunger for the Living Word. We believe the most effective way of cultivating this is by providing a reading plan that we, as the church, go through together, which allows us to go deeper through the Scriptures as we meet in House Churches and Corporately.
- Elder Authority:
God designed His Church to function under the leadership of Elders (1 Peter 5:1-4). Elders are to lead and oversee the church, but they are to do so in such a way that cares for, serves and shepherds the church. They are to lead in a way that protects and preserves the unity of the church.
This requires intentional commitment to become mature Christ followers. We ask each member to have a more mature Christ follower shepherd him or her to bring about that maturity. As Christ followers, we are called to make disciples. We want all members to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who don’t believe.
- House Churches:
House Churches enable people to gather in community on a weekly basis. We believe House Churches should be the primary focus of the church. This is where the vision and mission of the church is carried out.
- Simple Gatherings:
We want to make sure that we are not adding anything to our Worship Service that isn’t biblical. We work hard on not adding elements that can distract us from the worship of our God.
- Everyone Using Their Gifts:
We want to create space for everyone to contribute at our gatherings. No one should come as a consumer. We need everyone to come as a servant using his or her gifts to build up and encourage the church.
- Share Possessions:
The early church was know for how they cared for one another. We joyfully share our resources (time, money, possessions, energy, talents) as we learn of needs, both locally and/or around the world.
- Mission Minded:
As Christ followers we are expected to serve Him and others. This can be both locally and/or around the world. We do this by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who don’t believe and by meeting the physical needs of others.