“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 Collective grew out of a problem that Verlon and Melodee Foster were facing in Seattle. Their robust, storied 90-year-old church was dying a slow and quiet death.
With this gift of desperation, they began to experiment with new forms of Church. After a few missteps, they stumbled into a simple practice.
It was a practice that piqued the interest of non-Christians and Christians alike.
It was simple and affordable.
It was a practice Jesus used with his disciples.
It was a practice that the Church Fathers developed to reach and disciple believers across the ancient world.
A meal, music and message.
In the next few years, their church reorganized around these simple principles. They now gather in 10 locations in Seattle, around a warm meal and the stories of Jesus.