House Church Tulsa is a non-denominational people following the message begun by Jesus and his first disciples and then by the early church described in the book of Acts. It’s not complicated or weird. We love one another as God loves us – fearlessly and wholeheartedly. We hold dearly this love in our weekly gatherings and carry it into the world, to everyone, every day.
House Church Tulsa started a little by accident after a group of friends began meeting for food and prayer in the home of Pastors Bonnie and Heidi at the time. After a lot of discernment, prayer, and consideration, HCT officially began meeting January 2014 on Sundays at the house. We opened our doors to the community on Easter of the same year. HCT grew – and still grows– with an invitation to participate flourish in a community of faith where we explore theology, do life together, and practice loving one another like Jesus does.
We aren’t typical “church people” at HCT, and that’s probably a good thing. We’re a down-to-earth and friendly group of all ages, lifestyles, and religious backgrounds. We’re a family that explores our differences, shares our commonality, and celebrates our unique diversity. You’re sure to connect with someone and HCT and feel right at home.
The services are little different each time. In general, you can expect a warm welcome and prayer, worship songs, a message by a pastor, and communion. It’s not always in that order, but the purpose of each service never wavers. We meet to connect with and care for one another. We meet to worship God, grow in faith, and pray for each other. One of our greatest acts of worship is to love one another, to remind each other who we are, and to remember why we are here. We make space for these realizations in every service.
House Church meets in a casual fellowship hall on the first level of a First Lutheran Church. While we love the Lutheran church, HCT is not officially a part of this congregation. We are a non-denominational community, and we are thankful to Pastor Rob Martin and everyone at First Lutheran for welcoming us with open arms.
Dress comfortably and casually. There are people who come in shorts and some in suits. Be you.