The Church is Not a Building
People are gathering as families, community groups and friends in homes, parks, coffee shops and a variety of other venues around Ventura County to worship Jesus, study the Scriptures, take communion and pray together.
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts
– Acts 2:46
Anthem Anywhere is a Sunday where the body of Christ at the Anthem family of churches is meeting "house to house."
We are excited to take a Sunday and specifically remind ourselves that "the church" is not a building, not an event, but a gathered group of believers in Jesus Christ.
People will be gathering in homes, parks, coffee shops, breweries, and a variety of other venues around Ventura County and beyond, to worship Jesus, study the Scriptures, take communion, and pray together.
If there are people in your family, community, or neighborhood that have particular spiritual gifts (teaching, hospitality, leadership, etc.), we are excited to see those put to use. If there are people with you who have particular talents (worship leading, cooking, baking, barbecuing, etc.), we are excited to see those put to use as well.
There are three main ways that you can participate:
1. Be a point person
Are you a leader? Do you lead a community? Maybe, you regularly gather people in your home for barbecues or to watch the Bachelorette... Dads and moms, would you like to lead worship for your family and/or a few friends? Want to be a place for others to gather? If so, we'd love for you to be a point person and host others!
We recognize that there are many people (whether they’re regular attenders or first time visitors) who are not yet in community, and we’d like to do everything we can to include everyone in Anthem Anywhere.
To do this, we’re asking that each leader “register” their group online so that unconnected people can find a group that works for them. Once you have the details set for the day, please fill out the questions below (click on the "Register Your Group" button) to let us know your plan for the day so we can post it online.
We will have people contact you directly if they are interested in being a part of what you’re doing for Anthem Anywhere.
2. Participate in Anthem Anywhere
If you’re not going to host one, join one! Go be with friends, family, brothers & sisters from Anthem to worship Jesus together. We will be updating our Anthem Anywhere group page weekly, so be sure to keep checking back for the latest info.
3. Spread the Word
So that we can all celebrate what is happening across all of our different locations of Anthem Anywhere, please encourage your people to include the hashtag #anthemanywhere on any social media posts.