Why Home Churches?


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

At The Gathering, we want to get back to this life-giving practice.

We believe that church is not only sitting in rows  listening to teaching on Sundays. We believe it is also about sitting in circles and turning our chairs inward to face each other. Only then can we start to get comfortable enough do the work of building authentic, life-changing relationships.

At The Gathering, we are committed to simplifying life.  We don’t often offer many mid-week programs and events. Instead, we want people to connect in community and to build spiritual friendships. That’s what Home Church is all about!

Experience the kind of spiritual growth and life change that can only happen in community. If you’re not already in a Home Church, take the next step and try one out this week!

Groups of about 6-12 people meet for 2 hours in homes on different days of the week. Email info@thegatheringottawa.com to connect to a group that will work for you!

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:

Click here to find some weekly conversation starters for your group discussions.

Where to Find a Home Church

Click on the Home Church groups to learn more!

Sundays (Mens Group, Bi-Weekly)

7PM Mens Group

Michael and Colin lead this group for men, which meets every other Sunday evening for a time of sharing and prayer (followed by Sunday Night Football!).

Mondays (Bi-Weekly)

6:00 PM in Nepean

Ted & Rachel lead this child-friendly group, which meets together for a potluck meal and time of connection and prayer.

Tuesdays (Weekly)

7PM-8PM in Riverside South

Christa leads this group, hosted by Linda and Craig, which discusses a different topic from Scripture each week.

Wednesdays (Bi-Weekly)

6:00 PM in Russell

Kristyn hosts this child-friendly group, which meets together for a potluck meal and time of connection and prayer.

Wednesdays (Prayer & Worship, Bi-Weekly)

6:30 PM in Riverside South

Jeremy & Mila lead this open group, which meets bi-weekly for prayer and worship.

Thursdays (Weekly)

7:30 PM Hybrid

Susan leads this group, which meets online and in person. This group uses the 40 Minute Inductive Bible Study method from Precept Ministries