Home: A place where one lives: a dwelling place: an environment providing connection and happiness: a place where people are cared for: a place where something is discovered, developed and founded.
Twenty-Nine Eleven Church is my home.
From the outward eye our building may be quaint, it may be hidden or it may even be a place of questioning. That is until you walk through the doors and your perceptions are altered into realities.
I can say this because I've lived through this exact moment, but for me it was long before the building, the services or even the foundation of the church. For me it happened in a house. On the front porch actually. In 2014 on January 22 to be exact.
I was invited to a worship night hosted by the Rempel family called The Living Room Sessions. I was nervous because I knew nothing of them or the people who would be attending, but I knew God had called me to this house to meet these people. So as I was standing on that porch, I was guilty of thinking the stereotypical judgmental thoughts that go through your mind when you go somewhere new...uncalled for and nitpicky thoughts. But then I knocked on the door and it immediately opened and I was welcomed by our head pastor, Mark. He knew my name and welcomed me in with joy, genuine compassion and I was embraced into the family.
Now fast forward a full year filled with wondrous church services in a packed house. We were looking at our building for the first time, after months of preparation and set up, for our first service in Jeremiahs Coffee Co on January 3, 2015. It was a packed service with wonderful worship and beautiful people, and the vision for 29:11 was moving forward as we officially launched on February 28th, 2015 with a packed house.
We made dreams a reality with glorious series and sermons that supported creativity and pursued toward the Church that we wanted to see.
A church that is alive; active, living,
Breathing as one.
We pursued that church.
And it has indeed become alive.
When you walk into this church, you don't just walk into a church, you walk into a home. You walk into a dwelling place for the love and presence of God. Where worship is cultivated and lifted up as not only an offering of praise but a lifestyle. The worship team has pressed and pursued to create the foundation of dwelling in the church and in the community. With the second album on the way, they are paving an innovative trail for worship and for the plans of God.
This is a church where God transforms lives. This is where connection is made through something as simple as a cup of coffee-by our fabulous team of dedicated workers who love to serve- to open the gateway to spiritually lifting and life partnering friendships. This is where the lost continue to flood the doors week after week, searching for God not only in spirit but in people. This is where transparency is celebrated and brokenness is replaced by the joy and love of God. This is where outreach is flowing, and the city always knows we're coming, whether it’s with the future movement; hands out outreaches or even just partnering with foundations against the evils of this world. 2911 church is a place where each and every soul is recognized as royalty and where God meets each individual in their woods instead of at the end of the trail.
This is my church. This is my home. This is my family and I cannot be more privileged and honored to be a part of this growing community and of a vision which is spreading and paving a way for the church you should see.
A church of love.
Stylist At Glamourous Glamourous / Worshipper / 2911 Leader