We believe that the Church is a community and we are meant to worship and connect together in person whenever possible. As gathering restrictions begin to lift in Colorado, we are making plans to help small groups of people gather in homes to worship and connect with one another. We want to make this experience as simple as possible for Hosts and those engaging this opportunity.
Want to Host in your home?
With current restrictions, we need a higher number of homes available to meet the need of people wanting to connect. We want to make this as simple as possible! You do not need to teach a lesson or lead worship, in fact we’d prefer you don’t! We will provide a service package for your home to engage at a time that’s convenient for you.
What are the expectations?
We like to use an acronym, HOST, to describe what Front Range in Homes looks like for the leader.
- H – Have a heart for people. Front Range in Homes is not just about “watching” a service together, it’s about engaging in community and caring for one another. That takes a heart for people.
- O – Open your door. Invite people into a warm, hospitable atmosphere and take precautions for safety (hand sanitizer, hand soap, etc.). There is more on this in the Toolkit below.
- S – Serve a snack. Refreshments help people relax and feel comfortable. If you have a group of coffee drinkers, providing coffee is a huge benefit and great hospitality, for example.
- T – Talk. After the provided worship experience, you will facilitate discussion to help people take the message deeper and apply it to their lives outside of the worship experience. See the Toolkit below for more details.
If you would like to apply to host in your home, please fill out this application and we will be in touch. You can also check out the next section for a Toolkit to help you as you begin to host.
Here is a checklist of things you’ll need to have the best Hosting experience.
- Prep your service with the details on this page. Choose how you will watch the service, grab some resources for your kids, and think through how your In Home experience will engage with response time.
- Make sure to prep for communion by providing some juice and bread, or email JonnySharp@frontrange.org if you would like prepackaged communion.
- Think through sanitation and cleanliness for your experience. Provide hand soap and sanitizer and take precautions when preparing refreshments.
- When it comes time to discuss the message, feel free to start with the provided discussion questions that will be in the video at the end of the service. Take a picture or pause the video to have them available. If you have any questions about leading a discussion, feel free to email Jonny.
Want to join someone’s home?
If you are looking for a host home to connect with, fill out this quick form. We will try to connect you with a home near your location. Ideally, groups of 10 would be neighborhood-based to allow for local connection and care.
What about my kids?
With gatherings limited to 10 people or less, we want to help figure out some options to benefit both adults and kids in a way that allows you to engage in worship. Here are some recommended options you can use:
- If your family and home situation allows for it, your kids can engage in worship with you.
- If you would like to have adults and kids focus on their own worship experience, someone in your 10 can volunteer their home to be the “Kid Home” where the kids can engage the Family Worship Experience (on our Parent Connect page).
- Parents in your 10 could rotate who is with the children and gets to lead their worship experience
- Front Range can reach out to our Kids Ministry Dream Team members to try and match their availability with your meeting time and those Dream Team members could host and lead the kids in their experience.
If you would like to help serve with kids for a family, fill out this form.
Reach out to us with questions or other creative ideas you may have for gathering to worship and connect together.