"Thank you, sister Ammah. Getting connected locally is best. You won't need to remain in contact with me.
These little message boxes can be a bit cramped, but thank you for your suggestion. Simple Church is a facet or aspect of our gathering…"
"Yes Ammah it is. We would love to have you visit with us. We are at 803 B Barkwood Court Linthicum, Md 21090. If you need to call 410-536-5377 and if you want my cell let me know and I will give it to you. Email is email@example.com
"Hi, You're two hours from me, and I travel about a half hour north to fellowship with our house church group. There is me, the host family which has four daughters, and a older woman and her adult daughter. I live in Bear, which is near Newark,…"
Yes, my husband and I are in an institutional church, where we never completely left. The group we were in was too diverse to really survive, and it disbanded on friendly terms, everyone understanding that our aims and desires…"
"Hi Ammah, I haven't visited this site for quite some time. I am not currently involved in a group; the one I was involved with has more or less disbanded. Are you new to the area, or to simple church?"
"Well you are welcome and thank you for reaching out to me.
I do. We have a small group of about 20 or so that meet in Linthicum, MD if you know where that is. We have been meeting for about 18 years now. How about you?"
Ammah, I saw your inquiry to Jon. Not knowing whether he has replied to you directly, I'll just point out that what you're looking for is already available, if I correctly understand your interest. Under the "community" tab, click "members" and do a search by location, whether town or state or country. A list of members in that location will be produced for you in a blink!
Ammah, thank you for your note to me. I am a co-founder and coordinator of a small independent ministry called Friends in Christ. At this time, we are not meeting for worship but we do meet (1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM) in homes for Bible study. We are just about to begin studying the book of Acts.
I am also a member of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, MD, and an active participant in a Discipleship Group of the Church in Rockville, MD, which meets in a home weekly. These house groups are a major part of how the Church functions, and engage together in study, prayer, care for one another, service projects, meals/parties together, etc.
No, Mountain Christian isn't part of Simple Church. My reason for joining simple church is because I feel that we should always be amongst believers organically. The Bible never commanded us to just go to a building; we are to become as Christ is, in our lives, in our hearts, in relationships. I was disillusioned with the corporate churches, and still feel that groups of believers not affiliated with any specific group will continue to grow and emerge in the world. Mountain is full of lovely people, though it is corporate. But for now I can fellowship and learn to truly accept and love those who don't necessarily agree with certain things I believe. And I do feel in my heart that one day I will be a part of an organically grown fellowship.
Yes Ammah it is. We would love to have you visit with us. We are at 803 B Barkwood Court Linthicum, Md 21090. If you need to call 410-536-5377 and if you want my cell let me know and I will give it to you. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I really don't know exactly how to answer your question about our emphasis. The best way to answer that for yourself is to visit and get to know us a little. It will probably be clearer to you then. I will say that a description I heard someone else use about their fellowship fits us I think. Our heart's desire is to know Him and to make Him known. Though we need some work on the make Him known part and we are trusting Him to do that work in us.
We meet on Sunday morning at 10 am for coffee and munchies and fellowship to get to know people if they can make that time. We begin worship around 10:30 and have the Lord's table every week. After ministry of the Word by one or sharing by many we are usually done around 12. Many of us go eath together at some nearby place to continue fellowship.
Lastly I would mention to you that although we are a small group of around 20 we are too big for anyone's home so we meet in a rented space. I don't know if that matters to you or not.
Well this turned out a little longer than I had intended. Hope to see you some time soon. God bless!
Yes, my husband and I are in an institutional church, where we never completely left. The group we were in was too diverse to really survive, and it disbanded on friendly terms, everyone understanding that our aims and desires were too different from each other to find a way forward together.
I am also in a daytime Bible study that I actually teach. It, too, is an institution, but a living one that flexes and grows with the years and the people (BSF, International).
I am interesting in meeting with others who are sympathetic to the organic community concept, as is my husband and a few of our friends. We have not given up hope to be able to meet in this way, though our involvement in other God-ordained work does require that we stay involved with insitutional church in some way, at least for now.
Are you with an insitutional church right now? Are you involved with a fellowship of believers? What is your community like?
Hi, You're two hours from me, and I travel about a half hour north to fellowship with our house church group. There is me, the host family which has four daughters, and a older woman and her adult daughter. I live in Bear, which is near Newark, DE, also near Elkton, MD. If you ever travel up this way, I live alone in a big house, you are welcome to stay overnight here and go to the gathering with me.
We gather about at about 11 every other week. And then we eat at about 1 or so. And then hang around for a while if we feel like it. People just go home when they need to.
When I first started to be interested in all this (back in the dark ages) I visited a whole lot of different groups, to get an idea how they all worked. It really helped me to clarify my own vision.