13th October 2020
24-7 Prayer Community Navah Church
24-7 Prayer Community Navah Church, based in Kansas City, MO, recently shared 2 talks on what it looks like to navigate the current political climate. Pause and listen:
Founded in early 2000, 24-7 Prayer PDX has become a resource to the body of Christ in the Portland metro area by networking prayer ministries and establishing rhythms of prayer for the city. Their teams help train, equip, facilitate and empower prayer, mission and justice throughout the Greater Portland region. Together with the body of Christ in the NW, they are seeking the transformation of cities that allows for the flourishing of all people.
The Charlotte Community is a small collective of friends & followers of Christ who resonate with the core values of 24-7 Prayer in Charlotte, North Carolina. They meet together regularly to relationally and spiritually invest in one another, eat, pray, and be spurred on to live lives of prayer, mission and justice; apart and together.
Troy Gardens MC is a small family of families drawn first to Jesus and then to one another in Madison, WI, USA. Their fledgling community is rooted in the north side of Madison, primarily meeting in a home in Troy Gardens (surrounded by 26 acres of stewarded green space; enjoying creation and its beauty and bounty). Community rhythms are fluid as they seek to discern how the Lord is leading them together in season. They have been known to eat, pray, praise, study and take time to know one another and grow together at the speed of love and authenticity.
Believers Church is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They gather weekly as a whole community on Sunday mornings to celebrate together and communicate where they are going, but their small gatherings throughout the week are where the true transformation happens. Gatherings are marked by a yieldedness to the Spirit and pursuit of God’s presence: this is demonstrated through team leadership in worship and teaching, freedom of expression in worship, and openness to hear the prophetic through the community.
The Grove House Church Network is a multigenerational community meeting in homes weekly and living life with God and each other. Their desire is to be a place where people can experience the Presence of the Lord, know and be known, and practice their gifts to serve one another as we are built up in love.
The Tulsa Boiler Room is a group of ‘simple churches’ in Tulsa, Oklahoma, pursuing church as a spiritual family, in which each person is wanted and loved, finding a place of belonging in the Father’s good family. They gather and go out in the Name of Jesus, defined by his presence. Their endeavor is to proclaim the message of the Gospel in the conviction that it is God’s power unto salvation and seek to love the poor as an expression of the heart of God.
Coram Deo is a community following Jesus with others and “found in family.” They value overcoming the traditional divides of secular and sacred life. They believe that a healthy church family happens when small groups of people commit to follow Jesus in all of life—church is the byproduct of living in Gospel identity. Community rhythms include home church gatherings, discipleship groups, learning communities, prayer rhythms, parties, and monthly gatherings. When you translate Coram Deo from Latin it means “before the face of God” or “seen by the Father.
Worship and the Word is a community of friends and family in Firestone, Colorado. Our current focus is in developing friendships with our neighbors, meeting practical needs in our community, having people over for dinner, going on prayer walks, times of worship, teaching the Word, eating together, hosting neighborhood gatherings, and creating various opportunities for people to connect with each other!
Navah is one church made up of many home churches (a family of families), spread across Kansas City, pastored and equipped by seven regional teams and a Core Team of Elders. Each multi-generational home church, functioning as a prayerful family on mission, is teaching people to love and follow Jesus together in all of life. Alongside the wider body of Christ in Kansas City and 24-7 Prayer globally, we are labouring to see Jesus transform hearts, homes, neighbourhoods and nations.