about us

why the name matthias’ lot church?

when matthias’ lot was planted in the city of st. charles in 2005, we wanted our name to communicate our vision. matthias is chosen in acts 1:26 as a replacement for judas to join in the gospel work with the the disciples. he represented restoration to the disciples who had witnessed judas’ betrayal. though matthias is only mentioned in acts 1, historians tell us that he lives out the gospel and is later killed due to his faith. thus, matthias serves one biblical purpose: to restore integrity to the apostolic ring.

our vision as a church is to be a part of restoring integrity to the bride of Christ, his church. we are just a very small piece of this work, but a piece all the same. as you begin to get connected to this church community, you will learn more about how we are fleshing out this vision in our context.

why wednesday nights?

first of all, know this: we will never do something as a church just because culture is dominated by a particular thought or practice. that said, when planting the church, our leaders were convicted to live out a different kind of “life rhythm.”

for many of us, sundays were the busiest days of the week growing up. packed with church events, hustle and bustle, and relational tension. we believe that it is possible for one day out of the week to look completely different than the others—not in some pious religious act, but because of the freedom we have in Christ.

on sundays, we encourage our people to cease and celebrate Jesus, by joining in smaller communities (lot families), resting from normal activities, and enjoying the blessing of relationships. having lived out this vision since 2005, sundays have now become the favorite day of the week for much of our church. we do not believe that this methodology is biblically mandated, but something that God has called our church to live out.

what is a lot family?

a lot family is a group of people that gather weekly on sundays in a home in or around the city of st. charles to worship the Lord together. they are the primary way we engage in ongoing relationship with a smaller group of the church, allowing us to be known, serve one another, pray for each other, and facilitate discipleship. learn more

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