Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest or your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.
Wherever You Are
Whenever and wherever two or three believers get together, there the Church of God is found (Matthew 18:20). GME also understands the importance and value of gathering together regularly in small, large and corporate groups. This may happen weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, and it can happen in a traditional church setting, a house church or, at a special event or conference.
A house group is any small group of women, men, or youth who meet together regularly and intentionally to encourage and support each other. They may share a meal, have fun doing a group activity or study the Bible and pray for one another. Close, tight-knit, supportive friendships, and a sense of community are able to develop when small groups of people commit to meeting together to grow in Christ.
If you are thinking of starting a house group in your area, we would like to help. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Larger or corporate group gatherings for the purpose of fellowship, teaching, conferences, worship, connecting and networking are also important for the Church. As GME grows, we are working and planning to be able to offer large group events to the Body of Christ. To learn more about our past and future large gatherings, click here.
Helping People have a Deeper Life with God and One Another
We live surrounded by other people yet research shows that we feel more lonely and alone than ever before. Even "in church", surrounded by dozens, hundreds, and sometimes thousands of other Christians, we can feel isolated and alone. We may struggle to experience a deeper spiritual life in Christ and have real relationships with other believers. When this happens, we can end up living superficially instead of having the rich, abundant and powerful life that God intends for His church.
If that is you, take heart; you are not alone. There is a staggering and increasing number of believers who have become dissatisfied with traditional church. Statistics indicate millions of Christians are "done" with church but they are not done with God. Whether you're a "done" or someone just wanting to have a deeper relationship with the Lord and others, we understand. At GME, our greatest passion is to minister to people and facilitate a deeper life and walk with God.
Than You Think
When two or three are gathered in My Name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
We do not have to wait for Sundays to encourage and support one another. We can "gather" as a church of 2 or 3 or 4 or any number, at any time. We can come together over coffee, while sharing a meal, at the park, on a walk, over text, by telephone or video calls; wherever and however you connect with a friend(s) in Christ, you are being the Church. In this way we may end up "gathering" as the Church with many different people throughout our day or week. We do not need a program or a schedule or a building; those things may be part of a larger corporate gathering of the body of Christ but they are not necessary. We just need obedient hearts that are sensitive to whom and where the Holy Spirit is leading us that day.
Ask God to lead you to someone you can encourage today. In doing so you too will be strengthened!