Although we believe in going beyond Sundays, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of the Gathering as one body. Made up of many different parts, Mercy Road Church Northwest is still one body and one blood. So, we gather once a week on Sunday Mornings to worship, pray, be taught from God’s word, hear from the Spirit, and gather together as a unified church.
From the beginning, God said it is not good for man to be alone. Life, especially life with God, is meant to be practiced and lived with other people. With this in mind, at Mercy Road Church Northwest we scatter during the week outside of Worship Gatherings in what we call Communities. Communities are location, time, and/or demographic-based groups of 15-20 people that meet together in homes during the week every week or every other week. Communities are a casual but powerful way to live the way of Jesus together. Eat together, pray together, learn and grow together, serve together, and do life together, because it is not good to be alone.
We are always being formed by something, always learning, always growing. The question is, what or who is forming us? What are we learning? What are we growing into? Mercy Road Church Northwest believes that Christ-likeness should be the end goal of formation and growth, so we engage in learning through courses that take place throughout the year. These courses include, but are not limited to, understanding the Bible, defending your faith, and spiritual practices. Courses are great for learning, relationship building, and your overall formation into a Christ-like person.
We believe that the church is called to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus, which means we believe in going outside the walls of our Church building to show love to our neighbors and help nourish our city. To do this, we have various local and global Outreach partnerships as well as Outreach Ministries started and led by people within Mercy Road Church Northwest.