And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:42-47

SVC at Home groups exist to create gospel-centered discipleship environments utilizing a combination of our Sunday morning worship gatherings, digital technology, our homes, and existing relationships to advance God’s Kingdom through Clark County.

Ever since the inception of the church, Jesus and His followers have believed in the power and importance of community. For a robust spirituality, we must not only focus on our connection with God but also our connection in the overall body of Christ. While this takes on different forms and features depending on one’s context and season of life, the importance of gathering with believers has been and always will be the lifeblood of the Church.

 

 

As we come out of a Stay at Home Order instituted by our national and local government, we are given an opportunity to put on display just exactly what Christ’s church is called to do. We are also provided a missional opportunity to strengthen our church and invite those into the family of Summit View and hopefully into the family of God.

During the coming weeks and months until we can gather corporately at one of our campuses, we are going to mobilize our church body to be the Church at home through SVC at Home.

We are going to equip and empower SVC households to lead a group consisting of their household and one other household. This will set the groundwork for larger groups as restrictions ease in our county.

One of the best ways to fulfill the command that Christ gave us in Mark 12:30-31, in loving God and our neighbor as ourselves is being wise about not unnecessarily exposing them to risk. So, if you do not feel comfortable hosting people in your house during this time, we understand completely. Your well-being and the well-being of your family and neighborhood are important to us.

WHAT WE’LL PROVIDE

SVC at Home Field Kit

SVC at Home Yard Sign

SVC at Home Neighborhood Invite Cards

Gospel-Centered Small Groups by Michael Kelley and Chris Surratt

Sunday Worship & Teaching

Worship with us at svc.live
Sundays at 10 am

Weekly Discipleship Content

Tools to help your family and guests further apply the Scripture and topic from the Sunday service.

Coaching

Training for New Leaders
Weekly Zoom Call
Check-in call for new leaders and hosts to troubleshoot, pray, and encourage.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Click below to complete the form and let us know you’re interested in joining SVC at Home.

As you consider inviting others into your home this season, here are a few tips:

BIBLICAL HOSPITALITY

Prepare Yourself
Just as you would ready yourself and family as if you’re attending a church, prepare yourself to gather. Be physically, mentally, and spiritual present to engage with God and others. Pray for those coming in attendance.

Be Kind
Many people are experiencing fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. Others may be thinking this is an over-reaction. Many are somewhere between the two poles. Our gatherings are not time to debate or argue your view and stance, but an opportunity to exhibit the one-another’s and strengthen one another’s faith.

Greet warmly and carefully
This may not be the best time to greet one another with a holy kiss (2 Cor. 12:13). Consider elbow bumps, air high fives or any other creative way to welcome one another in lieu of handshakes and hugs.

Be the Church
Worship together. Listen to each other. Read the Scriptures and pray together. Look for creative ways to serve. Engage with the discussion questions after service to further grow in your Christlikeness.

HEALTH & SANITATION

Be Aware of Your Health
If you or anyone in your household is exhibiting any cold or flu symptoms, cancel your gathering.

Be Aware of Your Household’s Health
If anyone in your group or anyone in their household is exhibiting symptoms, ask them to stay home.

Disinfect All Common Surfaces
Disinfect counters, door handles, etc. before and after people arrive. Invite everyone to wash or sanitize their hands when they arrive.

Take Extra Precautions with Meals or Food
Avoid open and self-serve containers. Offer individually-wrapped snacks. Have one person serve the rest of the group.

KIDS

One of the first questions asked when it comes to church at home is, “What about children?” The Bible does not say much about children and the early gatherings. But consider, the churches met in homes, families lived in homes, children lived in families, and therefore, children met with the church in the home.

SV Kids Ministry is built on the premise that parents are the primary disciplers of their children. What better way than with church at home, where the family continues to have the primary responsibility for the instruction and nurturing of children? The fact is, the best way to raise up spiritual kids is to be in a family that is modeling their own spiritual life. Church at home provides a unique opportunity for this to happen as children are integrated into the life of “real” church. They will see their parents actively participating in worship, fellowship, communion, and the word—not as spectators but as participants.

But, let’s be honest, it is sometimes messy. Guess what? Discipleship is messy. Don’t worry. Just know there is going to be more noise and interruption in church at home—children or not.

Some tips for church at home with children… Here’s a list—choose what you think is best for your child or the children coming to your home. (Hint: it will be probably a combination of them.) Don’t get discouraged if something doesn’t work, try a different combination!  Have children practice being part of the church service—worship and sitting “quietly” through some of it, if possible. They can watch with their favorite stuffed animal and blanket! Some other things to try:

  • Have coloring sheets and crayons available
  • Have a Storybook Bible that an older child or parent can read to kids that corresponds with the sermon. Or use images printed from https://www.freebibleimages.org/
  • Have the children watch the SV Kids videos during the sermon
  • Have the SV Kids’ unit memory verse printed out on cards, one word per square. Children can play different games individually with them: putting the words in order, with 2 sets—playing Concentration/Match Up, etc.
  • Have toys set up for kids to play with during the sermon
  • Have a parent take the kids aside to another room to play once in a while

Then, after the service, find creative, workable ways to involve the kids in the meeting with the adults.

  • Conduct the after-the-service talk for the young children with the adults present. The adults will see it from a young child’s viewpoint (something that we all should do periodically), and the kids will have fun with their parents as they learn the spiritual lesson being taught.
  • Incorporate the SV Kids’ lessons:
    • Read their memory verse. Take a moment to go over it with the children. Ask them what they think it means!
    • Go over the SV Kids’ story and ask review questions. For older kids, ask the extension questions (Why do you think God includes this in the Bible? What does this story teach us about God?)
    • Do the activity as a group.

Above all, don’t underestimate our children. They are part of the church; they are filled with the same Spirit as the adults. They are able to adapt and they are able to participate as members of the Body of Christ.

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“House Church and the Children,” by Dan Trotter

 

TECH TIPS

If you have a Smart TV with YouTube

  • Visit the Summit View Page by searching for “Summit View Church”
  • Find the “Premier” of our upcoming service, available the morning of the service.
  • Watch live with other families across Clark County!

 Have a Roku, Firestick, Chromecast?

  • Search for the YouTube app  and follow above directions.

Can I stream Sunday’s sermon video from my iPhone/iPad to my TV WITHOUT Apple TV?

  • Yes!
  • Connect your iPhone/iPad to your home Wi-Fi network.
  • Scroll up from the bottom of your iPhone/iPad (or DOWN from top right corner on newer iPhones) to open the Control Center.
  • Tap on “Screen Mirroring” and select the name of your device (for example: Samsung TV, etc.)
  • Your TV screen will “mirror” your device and you will be able to stream the service.
  • Ensure your iPhone/iPad is plugged in and charging.

Can I stream the service video from my iPhone/iPad to my TV WITH Apple TV?

  • Connect your iPhone/iPad to your home Wi-Fi network (the same network your Apple TV is on).
  • Scroll up from the bottom of your iPhone/iPad (or DOWN from top right corner on newer iPhones) to open the Control Center.
  • Tap on “Air Play” and select the name of your Apple TV.
  • Your TV screen will “mirror” your device and you will be able to stream the service.
  • Ensure your iPhone/iPad is plugged in and charging.

Connect your TV to a laptop with HDMI cable

  • Use an HDMI cable to connect laptop to TV.
  • If you don’t see your computer screen come up on your TV, open your computer’s display settings and enable multiple displays. “Clone” your desktop to make whatever you see on your computer show up on your TV. If you are unfamiliar with multiple displays, this will be the simplest option.
  • Open YouTube on laptop, search for “Summit View Church,” and play video for that day’s message.