Home Church Leaders Rock Christianity
A Friday night at the Bergerons' Lutz home is filled with music and fellowship.
Barefoot, in shorts and a sweatshirt, Elizabeth Bergeron sits on the floor of her living room with a mic, singing to the crowd assembled at her Lutz home.
“I’m still totally convinced the Holy Spirit does not make an appearance without a shoutout,” she laughs before she and the rest of Drinking Band With a Worship Problem launch into another song of praise.
After the music, teens and kids head off to other areas for their lessons. The Bergerons' daughter, Danika, 14, leads the youngsters; son Dominick, 16, leads the teens.
Some children go back and forth between the Bergerons’ living room and the dining room, where the children's lessons are held, carrying bowls of food and plopping down in the middle of the floor to listen to the grownups for a bit.
This particular evening is Bergeron's first time leading the adult lessons since she and her husband, Cory, founded their home church in October 2011. Fellow Worship Problem member Adam Balic and others in their home church community typically rotate teaching the adults, she says.
When lessons end, the band launches into a Pearl Jam song, then another few Christian songs, some original, some covers. Adults linger over glasses of wine, kids squeal as they jumped into the Bergerons' pool. Teens huddle together on the living room couch, chatting, singing along.
And, come to think of it, there wasn't a Bible in sight all night.
Want to know more about the Bergeron's home church? Read Lutz Family's Home is Their Congregation's Santuary.