WHO WE ARE
We are a movement of people connected by our common faith in Jesus and a love for extending the freedom and family found in Him. Seeing people step into this life, and simple Church families form among their friends, has been the natural result.
WHAT WE DO: ENGAGE, EQUIP, EMPOWER
The Table Network engages people everywhere—from those who are seeking for that which satisfies to those who are part of or leading churches—with a look at life in the freedom and family of Jesus. For those who desire to step into this reality, the Table Network equips through its Reclaim or Intrepid Training & empowers through resources and Regional Collectives.
WHAT WE VALUE: FREEDOM & FAMILY
Aware of our perpetual love affair with performance we can measure, map, and manage, Jesus made a habit of employing the most shocking stories of unadulterated grace to send our personal empire of progress tumbling down, brick by brick. The Pharisee who went to the temple to pray found his tower of self-righteousness was as good as toppled, while the Publican simply knelt in the ruin of his own life. Pharisees and Publicans alike, we are all flawed, foolish, and frail in one way or another. This is why Jesus is good news. He does what no one else can—reconnecting us to God and rescuing us from ourselves. This dependence on him defines us and frees us to stop pretending we are impressive. We call it grace, an invitation out of the exhausting madness of trying to hide the junk of our lives. We are free to be nothing in Christ.
The mystery of the kingdom of God is like a dragnet being hauled to shore, catching everything in its path. It rejects nothing, Jesus said. One day this net will arrive on the beach, and in the meantime, we are free to be what we only are: a random sampling of the broken world that God has united Himself to in Christ. Capon was right, “to be the church and paint a picture of anything else would be false advertisement.” To believe in this indiscriminate grace that has made us family with God and one another, is to trust in the finished work of Jesus for those who haven’t yet believed; to value this grace is to see ourselves not as ushers, but as fellow guests at the table Jesus set before the world; and to live in this grace is to set a table for others to experience the freedom and family found in Him.
WHERE OUR NAME COMES FROM
We believe that with every table you find two things. First, you find a picture of the relationship God’s brought to us all through the life of His Son. Second, you find a place to gather with others to share in this ever present mystery.