The Dinner Church movement is not happening in a cultural vacuum; there is a reason why it is rebirthing now. We would do well to place these New Passovers that are springing up all around the West into some larger realities. First: The secular worldview populous is now outnumbering the judeo-worldview population 2-to-1. Given that, […]

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We are accustomed to the way things work in the local church. We have our regular rhythms of holidays, kick-offs, events and programs. We are quite comfortable with the way things have been done for decades. Yet, for many congregations these patterns are no longer bearing fruit, and they have slipped into decline. This reformation […]

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The dinner church is not an innovation; it is a recovery project. For the first three-hundred years of Christianity the Jesus Table was the most used sociological form of Christian gatherings. Today we are so far removed from the ways of the first church that we are blind to their ways of  assembling and coming […]

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Because Dinner Churches and other Fresh Expressions gather people with little or no experience with church or Scripture, we often serve folks who find the Bible opaque. So, we began looking for “entry points” to the story of what God is doing in the world.  When the early Church faced this problem, they told stories about […]

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The Dinner Church movement is growing across the West. With traditional approaches becoming less and less effective in reaching secular populations, leaders are now reaching out for different sociologies of “doing church.” Interestingly, rebirthing an ecclesial form that dates back to the Apostolic Era is proving to be highly effective again in creating great commission […]

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Introductory training for your Dinner Church is available at the Dinner Church Track of the Resilient Church Academy. Accredited Seminary-Level Training in Dinner Church Strategy and Theology available this Fall. Our nation has been battered by significant societal tidal waves in the past few months. First, we watched a virus sweeping across the country, that […]

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We had found our people. The tears rolled as my wife and I walked away from the final session and said to each other, “we are not alone after all!”

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For the first three hundred years of Christianity the church functioned primarily around dinner tables. In the book of Acts, the church was found breaking bread from house to house. As Gentiles began to start churches they created the Agape feast church. The first followers emulated Christ’s pattern, and gathered the poor and the strangers […]

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Jesus himself used the dinner table and dinnertime throughout his ministry.

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For many homes, dinnertime has been revisioned as TV time. We have lost the power of the dinner table to shape society. Even the church has lost how powerful a dinner table can be, especially when it comes to reaching unchurched people. With the majority of churches and Christians lagging in confidence when it comes […]

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