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October 21, 2020

What Are Micro Churches?

By New Churches Team

The Idea of Micro Church

Ralph Moore is an author, speaker, and serial church planter. In 1966, When he was 19 and a student in a Bible, he decided to read Acts at least 5 times a week for the whole school year and then planned to build the Jerusalem church when he was out of school. Soon Moore realized the Jerusalem church was in its infancy, and the church that really conquered the world was the church that began to spread at Acts chapter 8. After reading a book on church multiplication, he was inspired to keep planting many churches, not try to grow the biggest church.

The Practice of Micro Church

Today, this idea of planting many small churches is called micro church. They typically meet in a rental building. The model that Moore follows begins by being mostly centered around Sunday morning teaching. They get into the bible, trying to make it fun by starting every sermon with a story about someone in the church. The congregation then breaks out into micro churches. They eat together and hang out and always ask three questions:

  1. What did you hear the Spirit say to you while the pastor was talking? This might be different than the point the pastor was trying to make. This question is also used to draw people into sharing their walk with God with one another and implementing what they heard from the Scripture so it begins to be functional in their lives.
  2. What are you going to do about it? This question is all about accountability.
  3. How can we help you? This question tends to draw out spiritual gifts in people.

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New Churches Team

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