The earliest Christ-followers met together in homes to do life and church together. It was a vibrant, interactive community where everyone had a role to play.

At The Gathering, we want to get back to this original vision.

We believe that church is not only about sitting in rows on Sundays while some person preaches from a stage. We believe it’s also about sitting in circles and turning our chairs inward to face each other. Only then can we take off our masks and do the real work of building authentic, life-changing relationships.

At the Gathering, we are committed to simplifying life. And because of that, we don’t often offer many mid-week programs and events. Instead, we want people to connect in community and to build spiritual friendships.

And that’s what Home Church is all about; Experiencing the kind of spiritual growth and life change that can only happen in community. So, if you’re not already in a Home Church, take the next step and try one out this week!

Each week during the school year,

different groups of people from The Gathering meet in homes to live out this vision, taking their faith to a deeper level in community.

Home Church Leaders/Facilitators: Click here to find this week’s “Conversation Starters” for your group discussion.

Our Home Churches

Each group meets in a home on a week night for about 2 hours. There are usually somewhere between 6-12 people in a group. To get more information about a specifc Home Church or to get connected to one, contact the church office at


7:30 PM in Riverside South

Craig & Linda lead a group which is studying the book of Colossians.  


Mornings in Riverside South/ Barrhaven

Maureen leads a group for ladies, Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am, which will be studying the book of Colossians.

7:30 PM in Riverside South

Jeff & Kim lead ALPHA at Michel Dupuis School. 

7:30 PM in Riverside South

Mike leads a Junior High Group, for students grades 6-8. 


6:30 PM in Barrhaven

Noah & Holly lead a group which has a potluck dinner together, and then discusses a curriculum that the group has agreed upon.

7:00 PM in Riverside South

Mike leads a youth group, for students grades 9-12 as they gather together and discuss a youth curriculum. 


6:30 PM in Riverside South

 Tracy & Rob lead a group which has a potluck dinner together and then watches a Christ-centered video series and then discusses it.

7:15 PM in Orleans

Roger & Suzanne lead a group which watches a video series and/or discusses a curriculum that the group has agreed on together.