I’m interested in joining a Church at Home Group: Click Here | Interest Form
I’m interested in hosting a Church at Home Group: Click Here | Host Application Form
WHAT IS CHURCH AT HOME?
“Church at Home” is Element Church’s method of gathering during the Covid-19 pandemic (size of gatherings will phase in correspondence with government and CDC allowances and recommendations).
WHAT DOES A CHURCH AT HOME GATHERING LOOK LIKE?
These will be casual & friendly gatherings of small groups of people who meet in a house to worship together – a “house church” essentially. Most Church at Home gatherings will happen on Sundays. Every Church at Home Gathering will include 4 elements: worship (livestream), message (livestream), food/conversation, & prayer. The worship & message is via video on Facebook or YouTube, and the group will also gather around a meal or snacks for community, conversation, & prayer. Church at Home gatherings will start first as groups of 10, and then grow to be larger groups (if the home site allows) as the state opens up more. Eventually, Element Church plans to gather corporately in larger venue services when it is safe to do so.
WHO CAN BE A CHURCH AT HOST?
Almost anyone can be a Church at Home Host. You need a physical place to host, to be willing to facilitate the 4 elements of a Church at Home gathering, be willing to communicate with the Element Church leadership team weekly and have completed EQUIP. Beyond that, simply invite your neighbor & friends over to have church with you! Please let us know about your desire to host a gathering at the link below.
I’m interested in hosting a Church at Home Group: Click Here | Host Application
HOW LONG WILL CHURCH AT HOME GATHERINGS LAST?
The average Church at Home Gathering will last around 2.5 hours from start to finish. This includes worship, message, food/conversation, & prayer. (time for the typical Church at Home group: 10:00am-12:30pm).
We anticipate that Church at Home Gatherings will be happening all summer long. As the state continues to open up, we may explore other potential in-person service options (with relevant additional precautions and social distancing measures).
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE OF A TYPICAL CHURCH AT HOME GATHERING?
- 9:45am – Guests arrive & get settled
- 10am – Church at Home relational hangout (virtual pre-gathering lobby)
- 10:30am – Element Virtual Gathering officially starts
- 11:30am – Element Gathering officially ends (virtual post-gathering lobby starts)
- 12:00 pm – Church at Home Food/Fellowship/prayer (virtual livestream officially over)
- 12:30 – Church at Home gathering officially ends
Do you want to HOST a Church at Home Gathering?
Awesome! We would love to have you host a Church at Home Gathering! You don’t have to be a Bible scholar to host a Church at Home gathering. You simply need a place to host (physical location with internet connection and a TV), care about people, be willing to talk with Element leadership weekly and have competed/complete EQUIP. We need as many people to host a Church at Home Gathering as possible to make room for all who want to gather together! Check out the Host 101 Guide document below and Fill out the form below to let us know you plan on hosting.
I’m interested in hosting a Church at Home Group:
Are you looking for a Church at Home Gathering to ATTEND?
Maybe you don’t know many people from church, but would love to get connected in a Church at Home gathering. That is awesome! We would love for you to find a fun, clean and safe place to worship with us. Fill out the form below and we will send you all the information you need to connect with a Church at Home group!
Please send me the information I need to join a Church at Home Group: Click Here | Interest Form
How does this impact my KIDS?
Some Church at Home Gathering host are setup for kids and some are not. Hosts ready for families with kids typically will just include kids in the main livestream service. It is a fun time to engage church together as a family! Please make sure to sign up for a Church at Home group that is ready for kids!