our rhythm

In so many ways, a week in the life of those who are a part of the Reunion Campus looks very much like your week. We sleep. We wake. We eat. We work. We play. We hope. We worry. We believe. We doubt. The ups and downs of our frenzied week look like the ups and downs of your frenzied week. But we create space to remember, to reflect, to rejoice over all that God the Father has done for us through God the Son, Jesus, and we try to make ourselves available to what God the Spirit would like for us to do with our days. All the ups and downs in our lives ultimately led us to, and continue to lead us to, acknowledging that we are in need of a reunion with God the Father, because we soberly admit that our failures – our rebellion against God the Father – far outweigh our successes in trying to live for him. At some point in the rhythm of our everyday lives ñ whether a breaking point or a high point ñ each of us discovered the stunning truth that a standing invitation is offered us all from God the Son, Jesus, to be reunited with God the Father, a father who loves us deeply, richly, and eternally. We have accepted that invitation, and now we have entered into a new rhythm of life in which we look to grow closer to the Father we once ran from and to partner with that Father in inviting others into his growing family.

Specifically, though, you might have clicked on this section of the site to know a little bit about a typical rhythm for a given Sunday. At our larger worship gatherings – which we hold each Sunday, at 10:00am, at the Plainfield Community Middle School (709 Stafford Road, Plainfield, IN 46168) – you’ll notice a few things are always unfolding:

  • Each Sunday we recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through the singing of songs.
  • Each Sunday we recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through the reading of Scripture and other helpful, God-honoring writings from throughout church history.
  • Each Sunday we recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through the offering of prayers of celebration, confession, appeal, and request.
  • Each Sunday we recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through the preaching of God’s Word.
  • Each Sunday we recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through the Lords Supper (Communion) a simple meal of a piece of bread and a cup of juice that helps us remember the bruised body and shed blood of God the Son, Jesus.
  • Each Sunday we recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through offering gifts to the church out of the gifts God has given us gifts that range from the financial variety to the abilities and skills God has given us to serve others as we gather.
  • Each Sunday we help our young ones from nursery to fifth grade  recall the story of rescue by God and reunion with God through worship and study that makes sense to them in order that they can make sense of life at an early age.

But then it’s important that you know what we look like on any other given day of the week. Sunday is just one day in a weekly journey we all take to reflect further and more deeply our reunion with God the Father in the way we live our daily lives – in the way we speak and work and act and love. To help us along in that weekly journey, we carve out time in our busy schedules to regularly meet with others, often in homes, in smaller gatherings. In these sacred times, you’ll find us eating, reflecting, laughing, crying, challenging, praying, living life together. But you’ll also find us going out together for purposes of reaching out together. We believe the church community is a band of brothers and sisters set loose to help bring about God’s desire for wide-scale reunion. On any given week, at any given time, this means it’s quite possible you’ll find one of us, a couple of us, many of us, speaking with folks about the reunion with God the Father offered us all through God the Son, Jesus, or showing someone how our reunion with God has transformed us in such a way that we seek to partner with him in transforming the world around us to better match the world he desires. To that end you might catch us feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the imprisoned, painting a house, tutoring kids, cleaning a park, hold a 5k event, or taking a fishing trip with a bunch of kids who have only known pain and abandonment in life. In short, you will catch us doing our best to be available to God to best reflect the nature and character and love of Jesus.