“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
Discover why Jesus and the early Church centered their mission around the table.
You don’t have to use outdated, ineffective approaches to starting churches.
You’ll have a proven, step-by-step approach to starting churches.
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Florida (Coming Soon)
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)”
Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop you From Starting a Dinner Church
Dinner Church: Re-Imagining Your (Larger) Congregation as Movement of (Smaller) Dinner Churches
Dig deep into the theology, history and practice of Dinner Church
Design a Dinner Church training specifically for your congregation or denominational body.
Resilient Church Academy
Dinner Church: Re-Imagining a Congregation as Movements of Dinner Churches
ON-LINE Beginning Tuesday September 15 – 1:30pm-3:30pm Eastern
Dinner Church School of Leadership
A Partnership Between Dinner Church Collective, Sioux Falls Seminary, And Fresh Expressions US.
There will be upcoming trainings both virtual / on-line
and when we are able in person events.
Check back soon.
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.
Download the eBook “15 Dilemmas Every New Faith Community Faces (and How the Dinner Church Addresses Them)” and other free articles.
We recommend starting with the short and immediate applicable “Welcome to Dinner, Church.” Order one for yourself or in bulk for your team.
Dig into the theology and practice of Dinner Church and fresh expressions of Chuch with a specialized training for your church, denomination or team.