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cultivating gardens of resurrection.

BLOOM IS A COLLECTION OF HOUSE CHURCHES THAT MEET THROUGHOUT THE GREATER DENVER AREA.

 

 

When the Apostle Paul talked about the "church" in the New Testament, two of the images he used were "The Body of Christ" and "The Family of Faith" (or "the Household of God").

At Bloom, our notion of House Church is guided in very deep ways by those two images.  We see our House Churches as places where folks can grow  as the very "body" of Christ in the"family of faith", together being formed by God to become a garden of resurrection through which the world is blessed.

As such, House Churches are not exactly like your typical church "small group", where the focus is usually on one very specific thing (study or fellowship or discovering your gifts or accountability, etc).  Instead, our intuition has always been that House Churches need to be places where all of the concerns of our spiritual formation are embodied. 

What happens in a House Church is what follows from that intuition.

A meal is served...
the family reconnects... 
the gathering begins...
thanks is given for all the ways we have seen God at work in our lives...
we engage the Scriptures...
we pray for each other... and for the broken world around us...
we discern what God is doing over and through and around our lives...
...and we are "sent" back into our worlds to be salt and light.

 

We have found that the ebb and flow of that movement is powerfully formative for us: we are gathered, and then we are scattered and sent.

House Churches are communities of 10 to as many as 40 people which meet regularly for a meal, prayer, and mutual encouragement. They are one of the primary vehicles of our life together, and in them most if not all of our shared commitments find expression. House Churches will often host worship and prayer nights, frequently join together in service to the wider Bloom community and to the city in works of justice and mercy, and are always seeking to deepen their shared life together. They are beautiful, rich expressions of the body of Christ.

House Churches are led in community, consisting of co-leaders, a host, a coordinator, and often a leader-in-training. Every person seeking to become part of the Bloom community is encouraged to attend and eventually settle into a house church, becoming a contributing member. Many of our House Churches incorporate children, and those that do are indicated HERE.

House Churches are also clustered together in what we call “Sections.” Each Section of House Churches has a Section Leader who meets regularly with their House Church Leaders to see how things are going and also to cultivate a shared life in the Section itself, planning worship and prayer nights, social gatherings, and outreach events.


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