Meadowbrook Christian Fellowship is rooted in home fellowships. The five original MCF families began meeting weekly in a home with a focus on prayer and sharing life together. These evenings became the highlight of the week and over time, forged genuine community.
After about a year of mid week home fellowship, these families concluded that God was calling them to begin meeting on Sunday mornings as well. But it was the mid-week gatherings, which began to grow, where the intimacy that came from wrestling with real issues was forged and God’s calling and direction were discovered.
We continue to emphasize Home Fellowships at Meadowbrook as the primary church setting in which to experience community and growth. Jesus summed up the commandments by saying that they are all embodied in loving God and loving one another. We feel the joy and challenges in loving one another can be best experienced by committing whole heartedly to body life in a Home Fellowship. We also believe that this kind of love, community and commitment is attractive to others who may never have experienced it.
Home Fellowships must have a sense of purpose and direction so its members can grow and the group itself can thrive and grow over time. The core members of individual groups must share and internalize a common vision for growth. Such a vision might involve outreach to those outside of the community of faith or fostering greater Biblical knowledge and practice among its members, or serving the community to practically demonstrate the love of Christ or building greater community to share life together.
Currently each of the elders at Meadowbrook is involved in home group leadership that each have a somewhat different character and focus. To see where you or your family may best contribute and grow, please contact any of the MCF elders.