OUTPOSTS & LIFE GROUPS
In describing the early church we read this…
“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.”
The New Testament church had regular rhythms of meeting in the Temple Courts for a large group gathering (which we do on Sunday Mornings) and they also met in homes throughout the week in groups.
These home gatherings we call Outposts. Outposts are a hub of Life Groups. Outposts are gatherings of 16-40 people who meet weekly in a home and begin together with fellowship as a community and then break off into smaller groups called Life Groups (typically of 8-12 people). In Life Groups we learn to love God, one another and the world, TOGETHER. We see Outposts as spaces of discipleship, mission and community where we learn how to grow and mature as disciples of Jesus on mission together.