I realize, if people are looking for something like the "First Church of Phoenix," you could never recognize it in this name. I mean, "Is it even a church?"
The answer is: YOU are the Church. YOU are God's Living Room.
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
YOU are the "living room" where God's presence resides.
YOU are the place where God wants to appear in and speak through.
YOU are the place where other people can come to meet with God.
We have tried to make "meeting with God" about a place - but the truth is, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, then He is in you and with you (see John 14:17). Wherever you are, that's where the Lord wants to meet with you. The key is: "Have you learned to hear His voice and to walk in fellowship with Him?"
You are God's Living Room.
And yet... it should also be noted... that this amazing world which God has made, this is God's "living" room, a place where you can see God's handiwork all around you and stand in awe of His glory.
"...God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:19-20)
This wonderful world is the Garden God created for you to having fellowship with Him in the cool of the day (like Adam and Eve, in Genesis 3:8). This world is God's Living Room.
Then, when we join believers together, a unique thing happens... God is also in our midst. When believer's meet, their unity becomes God's Living Room.
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” (Matthew 18:19-20)
God's Living Room is not about creating a church ... it's about "being" the church.
The name came from a dream. In it, I saw a one room church building that was filled with couches. The people who sat in them, felt relaxed - and they could "be themselves." While I spoke up front, the banter was funny, real and filled with the presence of Jesus ... you could feel Him with us.
When I woke up, I realized this is the way God designed "church" to be... a place where the grace of God and the love of God through the Cross makes you know you are a loved and accepted the way you are.
God's Living Room is a place where you can come and experience God ... where you can enjoy your Heavenly Father's presence and the love of Jesus... and be changed by the Spirit of God.
It is a place where you can receive training to hear the Lord's voice ... to grow in His Word... to experience healing through prayer... to touch God and meet with Him as you worship... and to be a part of experiencing revival and giving it away.
After all, God's presence is in you - and He is with you. Our goal is to create an environment, and to invite teachers, to help you experience just that! The things you experience here will change your life - and then, we want you to take it back to your family and wherever you fellowship, so you can experience more of God there too!
"But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)
Have you have been searching for God in a church and not found Him yet? Maybe you need to look for Him in His living room - God's Living Room...
Let's touch the heart of God - and discover the love of Jesus - and experience the presence of His Holy Spirit, together...