In other situations, leaders are calling together Christ-followers in their marketplace sphere of influence. This leads to people from different churches meeting together in a RE-VOCATION group. This city-wide expression of the church is a beautiful thing. We encourage this and would advise leaders to go back to the pastors and elders in their local church expression to share with them the ways they are living out the gospel through their vocation. Where lay leaders can influence church leaders to be the sent and sending church this is a leveraged benefit.
Whether a group originates within one local church or with people from multiple church expressions, there is value to meeting somewhere outside of the church campus. Meeting in a business conference room, break room, restaurant, coffee shop, or in a home helps convey a key meta-message. Christ followers are the church living out the gospel outside of the place where the church normally gathers.
Where there are multiple groups in a city, we encourage the groups to have a larger gathering every 3 or 6 months. Spending time fellowshipping and sharing everyday stories during these large gatherings will help to continue to encourage each other and lead people to consider making positive changes in obedience to the gospel.