Fruitful Life is a non-traditionally gathered ministry of compassion, connection, coaching, construction and care for people who are in search of a genuine relationship with God.
You will be Heard, Helped and Healed.
We listen to you as we connect with, coach and cover you through...
1.) a spiritual wellness support group that meets online. It's a safe space where you can just sit and listen or you can share your struggles with others who will listen to and pray with you.
2.) an online teaching platform; providing what we call FRUITFUL LIFE EDUCATION: which is practical construction and instruction in Biblical wisdom and spiritual insight for receiving healing within your own heart, and then the ability to share your extraordinary transformation with the rest of your family or friends.
You're not forsaking the Church Assembly by meeting online or in a smaller setting.
Smaller-sized gatherings don't work for everyone, but they might work for you. Before there was a religion called Christianity, there was a movement known as THE WAY. Participants gathered primarily in their homes for centuries; long before religious and governmental leaders persuaded them to congregate in massive buildings. Our founders, Chris and Carol Green, launched the Fruitful Life Learning Community as an intentional effort to help people of Faith and Christian leaders return to some of the the original simple lifestyles and the mission that demonstrated God's love and healing daily in hearts, homes, neighborhoods and cities.
Home Gatherings are as old as The Church.
We are patterned after the 1st-century Followers of Christ, who continued steadfast in the Apostle's teaching and fellowship, in Breaking of Bread, and in Prayers. They met privately in their homes and corporately as a community; and they took care of widows, orphans and the poor, while experiencing miraculous signs and wonders. In its DNA, Fruitful Life carries the Ephesians 4 directive of equipping and empowering Believers to do the work of ministry and service, starting with their family and friends.
We don't require membership to connect with and follow us
We know you're simply looking for relationship, first. That's why our ministry seems to identify best with people who seek a non-traditional faith practice. Yes, we are still part of The Church-at-large, but we are connecting with those who were missed, skipped over, passed over, or they simply slipped through the cracks of congregational settings.
Your New Mission Statement:
"They (We) will rebuild the (our) ancient ruins, restore the (our) places long devastated, and renew the (our) ruined cities (hearts and homes) that have been devastated for generations." ---Isaiah 61:4
Chris & Carol Green
Founders and Leaders
Chris and Carol Green served in pastoral and ministry leadership in the United States for 30+ years, and with that priceless wealth of experience, wisdom and insight, they encourage Believers to embrace prayer-focused lives and prayer-centered lifestyles.
Chris and Carol Green were officially released into their God-ordained purpose in July of 2004, through the apostolic oversight of Bishop, Dr. Raphael Green (D.Ed.Min.) and Pastor Brenda Green who pioneered a strategic, relevant, transformational church (Metro Christian Worship Center) and community outreach (Metro Associates, Inc.) in St. Louis, MO.
Long before Bishop Green's ministry and city came onto the international scene due to the events in Ferguson, Metro Christian Worship Center was in the trenches and making a powerful impact in inner city neighborhoods and communities; and have done so for more than 35 years.
Always operating under the radar and out of the spotlight, Bishop and Pastor Green have been true models of what it takes to invest in lives in the urban world. Part of their urban world mandate is to train and establish competent, creative, compassionate and committed men and women (like Chris and Carol) in urban centers across the U.S. and the world.