The Info

We meet the first Sunday of every month (Gathering) to celebrate who God is and how He is working in our lives. We take communion; we sing; we pray.  


The rest of the month all of our people meet in groups around the city with their friends and family to party, talk about their faith, and serve their community together. 


That's it. 


We welcome kids at every point. Our Gathering is designed so that every age can participate. We believe in families following Jesus together so we encourage groups to bring kids to the party, let them participate in the spiritual conversations, and include them in serving.


The church building... 

We don’t have one. We also don’t have programs, and we are not focused on Sunday morning. 


Why? 


Because we want our time, money, and talents to be used "out" rather than "in." 


We want as much church to happen in our groups and in every day life as possible. Since our resources and people are not tied to a church building or programs we can put them back into our communities. When people, time, energy, and money are tangibily used to share Jesus with family, friends, neighbors, and communities lives are changed.


The mission of EDC is to: 

bring God near to people by living like Jesus every day. 


It’s our prayer that people will have an encounter with God and in Toledo we’ll see healing, second-chances, the outcasts included, brokenness restored, and people and communities transformed. 



Beliefs

Every Day Church is a part of the Free Methodist denomination.

 

A long time ago Free Methodists were kicked out of their church because they believed and championed certain freedoms: freedom for slaves, freedom to be able to come to church without having to buy a seat, freedom for regular every day people to have a role in the church, freedom to worship however the Spirit led, and a few more. This group of rebel rousers, led by B.T. Roberts, still loved the doctrine of the Methdodist church so they kept the name Methodist and added the "Free" so all would know the difference. Today, the Free Methodists champion the rights of women, they continue to stand up for the poor, they believe in pursuing holiness, and, at the very forefront, they love God, love people, and make disciples. 

 

Click below to read the doctrine of the Free Methodist Church 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where did the name Every Day Church come from? 

Our name came from our desire to be more than a Sunday one day type of church. We want our church members (ourselves included) to focus on the Monday thru Saturday and pray that God opens our eyes to the encounters and people around us. Our goal is not to get people in a seat or bring people inside a specific building because we believe God has big plans for those who often feel on the outside of religion, church, and Christianity. Our God is a God of hope, healing, freedom, encouragement, and love. Yet, there are many on the outside of church walls who have a different impression of God. How will people ever know who this great and kind God is if we continually wait for them to show up on a certain day of the week? The people we interact with and see every day do not need to wait for Sunday or for a pastor to share the good news of God’s kingdom with them. They don’t need to show up for a special event for their lives to be changed. They need their friends, their coworkers, the random strangers that pass through their lives on a random day to bring God's kingdom to them. Our mission at EDC is to bring God near to people by living like Jesus every day. Our name is exactly who we are.


What programs do you offer?

The only programs we offer are our groups. Each group is involved in serving their community on a monthly basis. Many of them partner with local organizations in the Greater Toledo area. One reason we don’t offer programs is because we feel there is no need to reinvent the wheel. We desire to partner with people already doing great things in the community. Second, we firmly believe if God has given you a talent or passion (such as singing, caring for kids, writing, coaching, baking, etc.) you should take that and use it to share Jesus and his love for people with your community by engaging in non-church activities.


What about my kids?

Kids are currently included in every aspect of our church. They are welcome to participate in the Gathering, groups, our community service and our parties. We feel that it is important for kids to be a part of the church and see their parents living out their faith journey. 


Our Gatherings are designed to be participatory (communion, singing, individiual and group prayer), so kids of all ages are able to engage and take part. Our main teaching is done through podcasts online.


Some groups choose to hire a babysitter (especially for younger kids) on the weeks they are engaging in more in-depth spiritual conversation but we have also had groups welcome their children into the conversation. 


Parents, we believe you are the biggest influence on your children, and we want to equip you to teach your kids about God, Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. Our resource page has a list of materials that are designed to help you and your family go deeper in your faith journeys. Please check it out and feel free to contact us for more ideas on how to engage on a spiritual level with your kids.