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 are casual & friendly gatherings of small groups of people who meet and engage the Element Church weekly Livestream. Essentially, these are “house churches” meeting in three environments: In homes physically, in student housing physically, and in zoom rooms virtually. Most Church at Home gatherings will happen on Sundays although some virtual groups will meet at other times. Every Church at Home Gathering will include 4 elements: worship (livestream), teaching (livestream), food/conversation, & prayer. The worship & message is provided via video on Facebook or YouTube, and the group will also process the livestream through conversation (sometimes with food) & prayer. Church at Home gatherings will typically consist of 3-12 people although virtual zoom rooms may have more and then utilize “breakout rooms” for conversation.

WHO CAN BE A CHURCH AT HOST?

Almost anyone can be a Church at Home Host. You must have a physical place to host, or be able to host a virtual zoom room and be willing to facilitate the 4 elements of a Church at Home gathering: worship, teaching, conversation and prayer. You must also commit to communication with the Element Church leadership team weekly (by attending the virtual meeting or through listening to recording post meeting). Beyond that, simply invite your neighbor & friends over to have church with you! You can let us know about your desire to host a gathering on the Church at Home Host Application Form.

I’m interested in hosting a Church at Home Group: Click Here | Host Application

HOW LONG IS A CHURCH AT HOME GATHERING?

The average Church at Home Gathering will last around 2 hours from start to finish. This includes worship, message, food/conversation, & prayer. (time for the typical Church at Home group is Sundays from 10:00 am-12:30 pm).

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE OF A TYPICAL CHURCH AT HOME GATHERING?

  • 10:00 am – Guest arrive/Church at Home virtual pre-gathering lobby 
  • 10:30 am – Element Virtual Gathering officially starts
    • Welcome, family announcements, teaching, worship, ministry time, post conversation
  • 12:00 pm – Church at Home Food/Fellowship/prayer (virtual livestream officially over)
  • 12:30 pm – Church at Home gathering officially ends

Do you want to HOST a Church at Home Gathering?

You don’t have to be a Bible scholar, you simply need a place to host (location with internet connection and a TV), care about people, be willing to talk with Element leadership weekly and have competed (or complete) EQUIP. We need many people to host a Church at Home Gathering to make room for all who want to gather together! Check out the Host Guide document below and fill out the host application to let us know you are interested in 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! Others with kids may choose to join a virtual group so you can engage with others right from your home while your kids are in their own environments.