Gatherings are result of people’s desire to learn from the word of God. Often, although there are planned topics, the meetings are always designed around the need of the moment, especially if there are visitors. Regular meetings becomes a hang out time, food, TV, and sharing of family and individual experiences. And always, those stories are readily tied up with the word of God, inspiring everyone and every individual ending up with a “take home” for the night – Truth from the word of God.
We believe that this approach lessens what most of the invitees, in general, fears - "just another church gathering"! Gatherings are meant to make an individual "feel at home", thus the idea of not being "churchy" (e.i. organized activity).