“What is God up to?” is the question I’m most often asked. “Have you heard of the dinner church movement?” is my most common answer.
Leonard Sweet, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University
Dinner church is not only one of our region’s most successful strategies, but it is sweeping across our land.
Don Ross, Northwest Ministry Network Leader
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80 churches close every week in the US. Dinner Church Collective helps pioneering leaders understand the approach used by Jesus’ first Apostles to start churches so they can use it today.
The Apostolic Era did church primarily around tables with food. Why don’t we do the same?
Dinner Church is a tangible process that is working in a variety of settings. Learn how with our library of resources, training events or visit one near you.
We help you experiment with starting a Dinner Church in your community with step-by-step resources, coaching and an immersive training event.
“15 Dilemmas Every New Faith Community Faces (and How the Dinner Church Addresses Them)”
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Launch-Cohort: March 23, 2019 Charlotte, NC
Encounter: March 26, 2019 Yorktown, VA
Encounter: March 30, 2019 Covington (N.Georgia)
Encounter: May 2, 2019 Atlanta, GA
Encounter: May 9, 2019 Lexington KY
Encounter: May 10, Louisville, KY
Immersion: May 13-15, Seattle
Encounter: May 21, Cincinnati OH
Encounter: May 29,2019 Snoqualmie, WA
Encounter: June 1, 2019 Indianapolis IN
Encounter: July 18, 2019 Chicago, IL
Encounter: September 7, 2019 Smyrna GA
Launch-Cohort: September 10, 2019 Puyallup, WA
Encounter: October 5, 2019 Austin TX
Encounter: November 14, 2019 Peachtree City, GA
A short conversation introducing DCC
Schedule a short call with a Dinner Church trainer to imagine how you might get started.
One Day Conference for Leaders about Dinner Church
A one-day event that will immerse you in the rich theological history of the dinner church vision and introduce you to a practical approach that any leader or group could use to begin hosting a Dinner Church in their town.
Six Month Learning Community for Core Teams
A six month training experience that begins with a one-day conference, ends with a one day conference and includes six coaching calls. Our trainers will help you craft a launch plan for a Dinner Church and walk with you along the way.
Three Day Training Experience at a Dinner Church Regional Location
A three-day experience of in-depth training and observation to help you develop a city-wide or region-wide Dinner Church strategies. Enjoy meals, training sessions, fireside chats and observations of Dinner Churches in action.
Strategy Formation for Regional and Citywide Initiatives
Fresh Expressions trainers partner with regional leaders to craft a plan to launch dinner church congregations throughout cities, regions, districts, networks, and conferences.