Neighborhood Church either "Gathers" or "Groups" each Sunday.
On the first and third Sunday of each month we Gather together as one "Neighborhood Church" and a have a service together. We meet at Horizon Church's building at 14 E. Chatsworth Ave in Reisterstown, from 6:30-8:30pm. For more information on what to expect at a Gather, click here!
On the second and fourth Sunday we meet in Groups (usually at 6:30pm) in neighborhoods throughout our community. This is a time to develop deep relationships and have meaningful conversations that lead us closer to God and each other. For more information on what to expect at a Group, click here!
If there is a 5th Sunday in the month, be looking for a special event or outreach project!
To locate a group that would be best for you, click below and give us a little information, and we will be in contact with you. Or, you are welcome to call or text Pastor Mark, 443-388-3350.
What to expect at a "Gather" event:
Share a Meal
This is not a concept we came up with at Neighborhood Church. The first Christians gathered together on a regular basis to sit down and eat together (Acts 2:46). We start each Sunday with a meal (each family contributes something to the meal) because eating food together creates a common place for everyone to connect, build relationships, or meet someone new. We value this time of slowing down and enjoying good conversation. If you are a first time guest, no need to bring anything, please just come and let us host you and your family.
Communion/The Lord’s Supper
This ordinance is very important to the church. We are remembering the great price Christ paid for us as we take the cup (grape juice), and the bread (cracker), and think of Christ’s body that was broken, and His blood that was shed. His sacrifice has great meaning and greatly impacts our life today.
We will have a time of singing together. This allows us to turn our attention to worshiping God in a creative way. Everyone is invited to sing in worship to God. Some sing great, some don’t. Some stand, some sit. The purpose is to draw our attention to God and give Him the praise that is rightfully His.
Time of Prayer
Each week we have an intentional time of prayer, focusing our attention on the Lord. It might be led by one by person, or the group may be given the opportunity to pray out loud if they want to do so.
Time in the Word
Each week, Pastor Mark or a NC leader will preach from God's Word. In a world of many voices, we need to hear and understand one very well, and that is God's. This gives us a time to do just that.
What to expect at a "Group" event:
Each week, our host will organize some sort of snack or meal. If you are new, please do not plan to bring anything. We are excited to host you!
Time of Discussion
In our groups, using a participants guide we call the "The Link," we will discuss the sermon from the Gather event from the previous week. If you were not able to attend the Gather, no problem! You are welcome either way and we are confident that as we dive deeper into God's Word you will grow in your knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
The goal of a group is not to meet, fill our head with God's Word, and then do nothing with it. Groups are a great way to make your goals for growth known to other believers who can walk the journey with you and celebrate what God does in and through you along the way.
There are other elements that a Group leader may decide to incorporate, like the Lord's Supper, singing, or corporate prayer. Each group looks a little different and we welcome the ability to do what is best for each group and its participants.