"... set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city ..."
Our congregation, Mercy Collective, began in Nashville with a simple purpose: We seek to encourage Christians to live according to the promises, covenants, and commandments of the God of Israel. We do so by sharing the love of Messiah, teaching the whole Bible, and embracing the Hebraic culture of the early Church.
God has led us to a moment of metamorphosis: Instead of following the usual route of growing a large, centralized church, we are to focus on creating genuine, sustainable communities of faith within the Body of Believers. The days of massive auditoriums and one-size-fits-all church services are over. It’s time to make the Church a family once again. We believe that gathering together should feel like coming home.
We want to change the way people experience the Church.
Our vision is to turn houses, offices, chapels, and farms into intimate community churches throughout the world. These venues would be used to facilitate authentic discipleship, worship, prayer, and outreach for small congregations of up to about 100 people.
The Mercy Gate Fellowship Model
At Mercy, We:
sustainable, community-sized congregations for Sabbath gatherings, personal discipleship, and local ministry.
local leaders to establish and effectively serve viable congregations in every community.
an online platform of interactive, video-based study guides to provide sound training in Biblical truth to local congregations as they return to the Hebraic pattern of Messianic discipleship.
the establishment of intimate congregations to foster the spiritual growth of communities, while lightening the technical and operational burdens of local leaders.
beyond ourselves through a systemic expectation of planting and reaping through a replicable model and network for congregational planting, discipleship, and support.