An effective, affordable, contextual approach to starting new expressions of Church

Step-by-step resources that enable you to start the church God has placed on your heart.

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Recover Your Mission

Discover why Jesus and the early Church centered their mission around the table.

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Learn Practices That Work

You don’t have to use outdated, ineffective approaches to starting churches.

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Live Your Calling

You’ll have a proven, step-by-step approach to starting churches.

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“We hung our hat on Acts 2.”

Watch the Story of Narrow Gate, one of hundreds of Dinner Churches around the US.

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What Makes Dinner Church So Different?

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.

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Your Guide to Starting a Dinner Church

Discover The Dinner Table Theology

The Apostolic Era did church primarily around tables with food. Why don’t we do the same?

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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.

Support While You Experiment

We help you experiment with starting a Dinner Church in your community with step-by-step resources, coaching and an immersive training event.

Celebrate Together

The Dinner Church Collective is a nationwide community of mealtime missionaries. We celebrate what God is doing through you at events and online.

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“15 Dilemmas Every New Faith Community Faces (and How the Dinner Church Addresses Them)” 

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Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop you From Starting a Dinner Church

Encounter

This is a five-hour day-conference that introduces leaders to the historic Jesus Table. You can set-up this day-conference for your team, church, or any circle Leaders in your sphere of influence; scheduling your own ENCOUNTER is best if you have ten or more people in need of training. Another option is joining other ENCOUNTERS already scheduled; these is a good option for individual leaders or small teams. ENCOUNTERS are offered in-person and Zoom.

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Ready to Get Started?

This is a six-month training process that begins with a five-hour day-conference called PRE-LAUNCH, then provides six monthly COHORT COACHING sessions, and ends with a five-hour day conference called POST-LAUNCH. This Cohort Process helps a team develop their launch strategy. It assumes the participants have already attended an Encounter, as it helps leaders align their strategies to the Apostolic Era’s theologies and practices. These Cohorts can be scheduled for your church, or you can join other events already scheduled. They are offered in-person and Zoom.

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Seattle Immersion

This is a three-day observation & training event held in Seattle. You and your team of five or less comes to Seattle from a Sunday afternoon to Wednesday morning. You will stay in our home with us, engage in training during the day, visit numerous Dinner Church sites during the evenings, and then return home in the evenings for coffee, dessert, and debrief visits with Dinner Church pastors.

(Note: we will not be enforcing masks in the home, so it is best to travel with team members you already work with in unmasked environments. No one else will be present except your team and our team, who works mask-less in close proximity together all week long).

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Local Church Workshops

These are typically Friday Evening and Saturday training sessions that are custom fit to an individual church’s unique development needs. It may include Dinner Church sessions, Contextual Church sessions, Citywide Initiative Development sessions, ReMissioning Organizational Restructuring sessions, Blended Ecology sessions, or any combination.

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Design a Dinner Church training specifically for your congregation or denominational body.

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Dinner Church School of Leadership- Graduate Level Study

This is a nine-month online Graduate Program for leaders desiring a deep understanding of the Dinner Church historic theology and ecclesiology. DCSL is a part of a cohort of five seminaries and eleven off-site programs that a student may move to after our 15-credit program to finish out a MA, MDiv, or DMin degree.

This academic consortium is subscription based, very affordable, assumes that students are engaged in full-time ministry positions or jobs, and offers ATS accreditation, which are the most transferable credits available in North America.

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Multipliers Immersion

This is a three-day observation & training event designed for Jurisdictional teams and church planting team of five or less who responsible for regional or citywide initiatives – opening numerous Dinner Churches throughout a Conference, District, State, County, Region or City. These observations and sessions will focus on scope & scale considerations associated with significant multiplication efforts. These events begin on a Monday afternoon and conclude on Thursday mornings. Guests will be staying in our home with us.

(Note: we will not be enforcing masks in the home, so it is best to travel with team members you already work with in unmasked environments. No one else will be present except your team and our team, who works mask-less in close proximity together all week long).

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Ongoing Support Opportunities

Welcome Call

A short conversation introducing DCC

Schedule a short call with a Dinner Church trainer to imagine how you might get started.

Weekly Blog

Every Thursday, the director of the FX Dinner Church Collective writes a blog that is intended to inspire leaders and create an opportunity for comments and conversation with other planters and DC practitioners. These blogs are broken up into three segments: #JesusStories, #DinnerChurchQuotes, and #PracticalStuff. There is no cost to this subscription.

DC Leaders Prayer/Convo

This is a half-hour Zoom call held every Thursday evening @ 4:30pm Pacific Time. Any dinner church pastor or team leader can join, hear a weekly inspiration, engage in prayer with other similar leaders, hear dinner church stories, and converse about challenges. It is typically led by Verlon Fosner, the director of FX Dinner Church Collective. Every movement needs a heartbeat; this is ours. There is no cost to this subscription.

Re-Attend Trainings

Any leader who has already attended an ENCOUNTER, PRE-LAUNCH, OR POST- LAUNCH is invited to attend another one free of charge via Zoom as a brush-up training. Not only is new material always being developed, but the Lord will undoubtedly help you capture something that was missed the first time.

National Map

We have designed a Map of Dinner Churches across the nation complete with day-of-the-week, time, place, and leaders contact. The purpose is to make it easy for leaders to meet, talk, and visit each other’s sites for growth and support.

Dinner Church Stories

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Dig Deeper

Download the eBook “15 Dilemmas Every New Faith Community Faces (and How the Dinner Church Addresses Them)” and other free articles.

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Shop Our Resources

We recommend starting with the short and immediate applicable “Welcome to Dinner, Church.” Order one for yourself or in bulk for your team.

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Dig into the theology and practice of Dinner Church and fresh expressions of Chuch with a specialized training for your church, denomination or team.

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