Our Story

2005

  • Vision and naming during a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

2006

  • Confirmation of Matt's House Church: Allison's dream, Rob's fasting and praying, Confirmation from mentors, friends, and other pastors.

2007

  • Core Team recruited, Bi-Monthly meetings praying, visioning and growing relationships.
  • Incorporation as Matt's House Church.
  • Leased and renovated our first Connection Center, our first home.

2008

  • Engaged Community - Jobs Seminars, Young Moms Support Group, High School Student Campus Life Club, Serving at community events, and Launch ServeFirst monthly serving in community.
  • Core Team Study - Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning.

2009

  • Launched first Sunday Gathering at the Arbutus Social Club, meeting every other week.

2010

  • Launched LifeTogether Groups (MS Campus Life, HS Campus Life, CL Student Leaders Core Group and Gamers Lair).

2011

  • Launched weekly Sunday Gatherings at the Arbutus Social Club.
  • Hosted and facilitated mission team from Indiana, BridgeWay Community Church (Completed 5 community beautification projects; built and installed sensory station in Maiden Choice School).
  • Launched "ServeFest" Westside - Recruited 12 local churches to complete 7 different commun ity projects at 2 public schools, 2 retirement homes and 3 shelters.
  • Launched - Softball Recreation Night.

2012

  • Launched Counseling Ministry, sliding scale.
  • Moved Sunday Gatherings to the "Hollywood Theater" of Arbutus.
  • Moved into New Connection Center and renovated it.
  • Mother's Day outreach in Lansdowne - Food, Music, Inflatables and Photo Booth.

2013

  • Lead Team (Elders) - Worked through "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality," by Peter Scazzero.
  • Launched a youth band - "Room for Improvement."
  • Launched new LifeTogether Groups - The Civil War LTG; and Bible Study (Sue & Paul's).
  • Launched Center for Pregnancy Concerns providing peer to peer counseling, material assistance and sono-grams.
  • Launched our first Recovery Group (LTG)
  • Launched Weekly Prayer Meetings and Sunday Gathering Pre-Gathering Prayer Meetings.
  • Holiday Outreach (Thanksgiving and Christmas) in Lansdowne; food, clothing, turkeys, music, and fun.
  • Launched Movie Night's in Lansdowne and Arbutus.

2014

  • Received new sono-gram machine from Knights of Columbus.
  • Launched Life Skills, and Baby Basics Classes for parents.
  • Launched our first women's only Recovery Group (LTG), once monthly meeting.
  • Leased & Renovated neighboring store front space to expand the Connection Center.
  • Developed and staffed “No People Left Behind” Team
  • Launched a day time drop-in center, to walk with and connect the most needy to resources and help.
  • Launched the Youth Night Friday’s a place for kids to hang, play games and find a friend.