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Outside Girl: Dinner Church is Changing Lives- Here’s How

Dinner church is changing lives by opening up the possibility of Christ-filled community to people that traditional church often misses!

“What is God up to?” is the question I’m most often asked. “Have you heard of the dinner church movement?” is my most common answer.

-LEONARD SWEET, E. STANLEY JONES PROFESSOR OF EVANGELISM AT DREW UNIVERSITY

Dinner Church is an effective and approach to starting new churches and evangelizing cities that makes sense in the cities of 21st century America. Large portions of our population—singles, the financially challenged, ethnic minorities and others—live in isolation. Many struggle to find healthy meals. Sadly, many of these people will never find their way into weekend church gatherings.

The historic approach of Dinner Church still thrives in today’s world. Passages like Luke 5 show how Jesus built his band of disciples by eating meals with outcasts. John 13-17 demonstrates how he used the dinner table to teach about the Holy Spirit. The early church followed Jesus process, creating Agape’ feasts where the poor and outcast could gather at an abundant table, eat a meal together, and share stories talk about Jesus.

The early church followed Jesus process, creating Agape’ feasts where the poor and outcast could gather at an abundant table, eat a meal together, and share stories talk about Jesus. Click To Tweet

Dinner table theology still works today. Lives are transformed when lonely people are invited to a table full of food paid for by Christ. Jesus is just waiting for His followers to set the table.

Would you like to know more about starting your own dinner church?

We can help! Check these out:

Read more about what’s behind the Dinner Church movement and explore some Dinner Church Immersion opportunities: Discover a Historic, Thriving Way to Do Church—While You Eat

You can see a variety of new types of churches at a Fresh Expressions Immersion. Learn more

Starting a Dinner Church? We have multiple Dinner Church Launch Cohorts starting soon!

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