OUR MISSION

The Grassroots Network is a family of churches seeking to plant other churches with the goal of being a “Jesus-centered family on mission with Him.” Our mission is to take the Gospel to both urban and suburban areas of spiritual need, by raising up and sending out church planters that exemplify a "Jesus-Centered Family on Mission with Him"

Jesus-Centered:

The word gospel literally means "good news." Before Christianity is a religion or a way of life, it is first an announcement: Jesus has paid for our sin by dying on a cross, and set us free from our sin by rising from the grave. Through this good news, God now offers us life and right relationship with Him.

Our church plants are motivated by and centered around the good news of Jesus. Our Gatherings, our groups, our events, our relationships; everything begins and ends with the gospel.

Family:

In the New Testament, the primary metaphor used for the church is a family. Through Jesus, we not only have right relationship with God, but also right relationship with each other.

When God becomes our Father, we also get a lot of new brothers and sisters. In all of our relationships, we seek to interact with one another as family. We care for one another, hurt with one another, celebrate with one another, and sacrifice for one another. Through the gospel, God has made us a family.

Mission:

The Church has been given the task of inviting more and more people into their family. Through building relationships with people in our lives, we seek to testify to the truthfulness of the gospel in word and deed.

Our hope is that people would see the way that we love one another as church family and be drawn to the message of the Gospel as a result. In every way we can, we hope to represent Jesus in how we do life together. We want good for our city because we are an active part of our city. 

ABOUT US

Midtown Fellowship was founded in 2007 with the goal of being a "Jesus-Centered Family on Mission with Him" in Columbia, South Carolina. By God’s grace, over the last 9 years we’ve seen the transformative power of the Gospel change hundreds of lives. Out of this first church, other churches have been planted in West Columbia, Two Notch, Lexington, and most recently Knoxville, Tennessee. Grassroots Network encompasses all of these church plants with the collective mission to be “Jesus-Centered Families on Mission with Him.”

Partner With Us

We invite you to join us in this mission by partnering with us in one of three ways: 

Donate

Your financial gift will help plant gospel centered churches in areas of spiritual need. We want everyone to have the opportunity to hear of God’s grace, whether they are rich or poor. 

Currently we are focused on raising financial support for Midtown Two Notch, an inner city church in a poverty stricken area of Columbia. This church needs financial partners to help the church be sustainable long term. Donating to Midtown Two Notch allows the church to flourish and provide for both the spiritual and physical needs for people living in this area.  

Connect

Do you live in Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, or Knoxville? Join us on Sunday and hop into a group where you can be a part of church family. 

Send

If you think you may be interested in planting a church with us we would love to tell you more about our Church Planter In Training program. For more information just send us an email, we’d love to get to know you. 

Contact

For more info email Kelsey O’Neal.

 

Church Plants


Midtown Downtown

Midtown Downtown is a church plant that began meeting weekly in January 2007. Our church was birthed to be a Jesus-centered family on mission with Him in downtown Columbia, in hopes of reaching the 100,000 people who don’t know Jesus within 5 miles of the South Carolina state capitol. We want to demonstrate the effects the gospel of Jesus has on people by sharing our lives as church family on mission, and welcoming people into God’s family. 

Midtown Two Notch

Midtown Two Notch is a young church plant that began meeting weekly in 2014. Our church was birthed out of our family of churches to be a Jesus-centered family on mission with Him. Our goal is to reach inner-city communities, neighborhoods, and schools along Two Notch Road. Where there is poverty, above-average crime rates, and below-average education, we desire to go and be a faithful witness for Christ.

Midtown Lexington

Midtown Lexington is a church plant that began meeting formally in the fall of 2015 in the suburban town of Lexington, South Carolina. Since then we have grown to around 100 people on Sundays and we are excited to see how God uses us to reach the people of Lexington!

Mill City

Mill City Church began in March of 2013 with a simple design: to be a gospel-centered community on mission. That means we’re focused on just two things: Community Groups and Sunday Gatherings. We want to see more people genuinely following Jesus with their lives, and we believe that best happens in the context of relationships. So we exist as a church in Community Groups following Jesus in everyday relationships with one another.  

City Church

City Church is a family of believers transplanting our lives in Columbia, South Carolina to Knoxville, Tennessee with the purpose of others experiencing Jesus’ saving grace in Knoxville. We will begin meeting formally in the fall of 2016, for now we are getting settled in our new homes and jobs and having informal Sunday meetings. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you join us!

Our Beliefs

SCRIPTURE
The Scriptures are true, authoritative, sufficient, and helpful. (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). 
 
GOD
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3, 1 Corinthians 8:4:-6; 1 Timothy 2:5). 
 
TRINITY
The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit. The Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3: 13-17; Matthew 28: 17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6). 
 
HUMANITY
I am, along with all humanity (Christ excluded), by birth and action a sinner (Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21, 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3). 
 
SIN
The deserved penalty for sin is death, both physical and spiritual (Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19, Romans 5:12; 6:23, James 1:14-15).
 
JESUS
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3).
 
CROSS
Jesus Christ died as my substitute to pay the penalty for my sin (John 1:29; 10:1-18, Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18).
 
RESURRECTION
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34).
 
ASCENSION
Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven and will one day physically return (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7).
 
RESTORATION
There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24-15).