Gathering Hosts

Each gathering is hosted by an MC.

Each hosting group takes turns hosting our gatherings as it is an important part of being part of our community. It is work, but it is an honor that we get to serve each other in this way.

Host the gathering as you would host an MC night.

  • Get the space ready for guests.
  • Help guests feel warm and welcome.
  • Reset the space for whoever will use it next.

Gathering Host Schedule

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

MC(s) Contact 2 3 4 5 5
Rochester North Heather Gardner Mar 12 May 14 Jul 23 Oct 8 Dec 24
Royal Oak Tim Crisan Mar 26 May 28 Aug 13 Oct 22
Troy Dan Cure Apr 7 Jun 11 Aug 27 Nov 12
Rochester South & Plymouth Keegan Griffith Apr 9 Jun 25 Sep 10 Nov 26
Garden City & Milford Dave Pop Apr 23 Jul 9 Sep 24 Dec 10

Gathering Host Roles

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Before The Gathering
1 Adult

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Watch for visitors and new faces
    • Make people feel noticed and welcome.
    • Point people to coffee and bagels.
    • Initiate conversations
      • Ask if they have a connection to anyone at Soma
      • Introduce adults to an elder or MC leader
    • Funnel traffic to appropriate place
  2. Assist with getting kids checked in
1 Adult or more

Arrive – 9:25 am

Setup details have been moved into a Google Doc. There is also a clipboard with attached pen and a print out of this document in the custodial closet.

During The Gathering
1 Adult or Teen
Slides

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Verify operation of slides on TV
  2. Consult with worship leader about any special requirements
  3. Advance slides during the gathering
    • If there is a video you may need to play it
  4. Equipping – display equipping slide
  5. Communion – display communion slide
  6. End – display final slide
1 Certified Female + 2 Adult or Teen = 3 Total
Childcare for 2 yrs-Kindergarten

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Confirm your teammates
    • 1 Certified Adult Female
    • 1 Certified Adult or Teen
    • If there is more than 10 in a class, an additional helper is required
  2. Review the lesson
    • Find in the classroom
  3. Parents will bring children to the classroom
    • ~10:25 am
    • If diaper change is required, please ask parents to change the diaper
1 Certified Adult + 2 Adult or Teen = 3 Total
Childcare for 1st-5th Grade

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Confirm your teammates
    • 1 Certified Adult
    • 1 Adult or Teen
    • If there is more than 10 in a class, an additional helper is required
  2. Review the lesson
    • Find in the classroom
  3. Gather children after worship
    • Walk them to the classroom
After The Gathering
2+ Adults
Building Reset

Building reset details have been moved into a Google Doc.

Provide Feedback

Let’s improve this process for the next Gathering Host group.

  1. Please email ideas or concerns to improve this process to: [email protected]

Speaking Roles

Updated: Oct 26, 2022
Call To Worship

Goal: To inspire and exhort our church to fully engage in today’s corporate worship.

  • Please plan to spend 1-3 minutes to direct people’s focus on God in preparation for corporate worship.
Examples
  • Read a Psalm or passage of scripture that calls the church to worship
  • Review one of Soma Detroit’s Worship Memes:
  • Worship is not for you it’s for God
  • We seek to worship God with zeal and contemplation
Distinctives

Goal: To highlight of one of the Soma Detroit distinctives.

  • Please select one of the slides and plan to speak 1-3 minutes either defining the distinctive or sharing how this distinctive has impacted you recently.
Announcements

Goal: To highlight Standard & Special announcements