Rock Bridge at Home takes the Rock Bridge vision and values into home meetings throughout the community where the Love God and Love Others expressions are lived out while partnering with the larger church to mobilize attenders to Live Sent.
What is Rock Bridge at Home?
To take the Rock Bridge vision and values into home meetings throughout the community where the Love God, Love Others expressions are lived out while partnering with the larger church to mobilize attenders in Living Sent.
RB@Home meetings allow for:
Safer meetings in the context of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements.
Meetings can take place in homes, in driveways or parks, or wherever people can gather, and appropriate resources are available.
Opportunities for community and caring that are difficult to replicate in a larger setting.
Discipleship relationships to form and grow through the home meetings.
Opportunities for intimate worship in a home environment that could be transforming, as participants focus on an audience of one.
Unique freedom from facility based challenges.
Invitational and evangelical opportunities to reach lost people uninterested in going to a church building.
Richer discussion of “next step” opportunities and spiritual decisions, as conversations will naturally come and flow from the setting.
Additional Opportunities for Families:
Opportunities for parents to disciple their children in a new way, while modeling worship and biblical community.
Children and parents become more aligned on the heart condition of the child as spiritual discussions naturally flow from the setting.
Overview of a RB@Home Meeting:
The meeting combines the Love God, Love Others aspects, so therefore will look like a worship service and small group meeting combined. The format should be God centered and also a place for real relationships to take place.
Overall meeting time is recommended to be around 1.5 to 2 hours.
Resourcing can be provided for both Spanish and English.
Suggested number of attendees is from 8 to 14, but is largely dependent on the size of the room or physical location.
Larger groups of people can meet, but the host should adjust for conversation time and possibly break the group into smaller groups of 10 or less.
During COVID, the host will need to address the comfort level of the group for overall size and social distancing requirements.
Back yards, driveways, open spaces are all ideal, and allow for plenty of space for each attender.
Indoor locations are great and are not affected by weather, but do restrict overall size of the meeting.
Meetings day and time can be any time convenient to gathering people together. Sundays are often very successful times for these types of gatherings.
Childcare should be addressed by the attendees if needed, but families are encouraged to use the Family meetings style (see below) and have family participation.