|Front Door (Introductions)|
Welcome to our website. We are glad you are here to check things out and hope this site will help guide you through the household that is our church. We'll start in the foyer, move to the living room, then the kitchen and finally the basement. Before we move into the foyer, let us introduce ourselves.
MERCYhouse was started in Amherst, MA in 1999 by Joe Greene and Robert Krumrey in cooperation with The Baptist Convention of New England. You may be thinking, "How exactly do you start a church?" Well, we wondered that too until September 12, 1999.
We started by getting the word out all around town and on the campus of UMass that a new church was starting up and that we would be meeting in the Lord Jeffery Inn on a Sunday evening to let people find out more. We prayed, we hoped, we prayed some more. The result was a jam-packed room of college students and other young adults who were hungry to know God, build a close-knit community, and turn all that knowing and growing into service to others.
From that launching point, our MERCYhouse family has grown to encompass students from seven area colleges (and we keep finding new ones) as well as people from our community. We've been flooded with both people of faith desiring to grow deeper and those who have come to investigate what the Christian faith is all about.
Our hope is that MERCYhouse will be a safe place for people to grow like crazy in their passionate love for God and their active love of people. Read on to find out more!