The Philippines: CAFÉ Life App
There’s more than one way to plant a church, especially in the modern era. You can even start with social media if you’re brave enough. In the Philippines, Reylourd Reyes had the idea to use meetup phone apps to connect young people.
He created his own group called CAFÉ Life. CAFÉ stands for Community, Authenticity, Friendship, and Experience. “It’s a small group idea,” he says, “to open an avenue for young professionals to connect and hang out after work.” This is how the church plant started.
With the initial small group that met up regularly, they were able to branch out into a new demographic, mostly unchurched and secular young people. The team decided to even create their own phone app for CAFÉ Life to help start more small groups throughout the Philippines.
Reylourd says that his church is utilizing social media to connect with a lot of people. The small groups also meet virtually through video meetups, and they’re always meeting new people through social media. Please pray for this ministry and church planting effort.