Come Early, Park Far, and Make Disciples


Summer is coming to an end and September is fast approaching. That means one thing - Fall Launch at MERCYhouse! What’s Fall Launch? September is one of the most exciting times of the year at MERCYhouse. While some churches are flooded with new guests on Christmas and Easter, our church will welcome 100’s of new guests over the month of September. It is a time of great opportunity to reach people with the good news about Jesus and help them find a church family at MH. Here’s a few ways you can participate:

Come Early

The main way that people engage with our church for the first time is on Sunday morning. We intentionally provide food and coffee before and after our worship service not only to feed hungry bellies, but because we know that food is a great catalyst for getting to know one another. We open the doors 30 minutes in advance of service times for the purpose of fostering connection. If you are a member of MERCYhouse, we need you to come early so you can help us connect with new guests. Staff and Greeters are not enough for 50-100 new guests in a single service. Please come early and stay late for the purpose of getting to know new folks and inviting them to engage with Jesus and his church.

Park Far (& Pray Hard)

Parking is a little challenging at MERCYhouse. Church members who don’t have accessibility needs or small children are asked to park in Umass Lot 46 on Butterfield Terrace just off of North Pleasant Street. This will open up parking for new people who are still trying to find their way around. On that walk from the parking lot (only 1 block), take time to pray for the service - for people to connect with Jesus and one another, for the preaching, and the music.

Make Disciples

Jesus commanded his church to join him on a mission. That mission is to make disciples who make disciples until his kingdom arrives among people of every nation. We at MERCYhouse are committed to equipping every member of our church to do just that. This means that we are only offering 2 different kinds of groups this semester - discipleship groups and small groups. Everyone who is involved in our church is being asked to go through discipleship groups as their first stop in our small group system. This makes sure that we are all on the same page regarding our understanding of the basics of what it means to be a disciple. Once someone has gone through a discipleship group, they are then challenged to lead a discipleship group and are also invited to a small group for ongoing growth and support. Small groups are only available to people who have gone through the content in discipleship groups. This is a change in the way we’ve done things in the past, but we’re already seeing God use this to help make disciples who make disciples. If you’ve never been in a disciple group, please sign-up HERE to join a group. If you did a discipleship group last year, come to our leaders gathering on Saturday, September, 7th from 9:30am to 2:30pm in our main church building. To RSVP for the gathering or for more info. about any of these groups contact tommy(at(