Today, Overcomers Church launched its student ministry. We have an awesome group of middle and high schoolers, and they made me proud today. We have 9 who regularly attend, and 2 of those couldn’t be present. They invited others, and we were supposed to have more than we did. For a small church, we had 15 students present. One of our members opened her home for it. I loved the atmosphere. They were tight-knit and interacted with what was taught. The lady who hosted it taught. I was very happy with how well it turned out. The icing on the cake is that most of them will be present in worship tomorrow.
I feel like we had a taste today at what the early church looked like. They met in homes. They ate together. They laughed together. They were real together. While many despise home groups, what I have seen thus far has been a more authentic expression of faith than I have seen between stained glass windows underneath a steeple. I love it, and I cannot wait to see what happens with these students. Maybe the next pastor of Overcomers or a pastor who plants a church out of Overcomers will arise from this group. Please be in prayer for them. The sky is the limit. They are not the church of tomorrow. They are the church NOW!