A soft landing, low commitment, weekly gathering meant to become part of the fabric of life. In a beautiful way, it's for the whole family, and it builds “sharing life” with your community into your routine much like Sunday Mass does for worship. It's super simple...

How it Works

      Six key components to an Adore Family Dinner:

Missionary Hosts

Committed to accompany and being accompanied
through life by those in the community

No Program

Resist the urge: it is not a program… it is a vehicle to connect weekly and share life)

Every Week

Part of life’s routine: same place, same time; no real start time or end time; easy to come, easy to miss a week

Everyone Invited

All ages, faith backgrounds, and statuses welcome

Break Bread

Around a meal: 100% pot-luck, unchoreographed

In a Home

Not in a church building or facility; part of normal


Imagine if you went to church, not with acquaintances, but with a community of people you knew deeply through sharing life together weekly outside of church? What if that community was so vibrant, so attractive, that others actually wanted to be part of it? What if evangelization was as simple as inviting others over to a get together at your buddy’s house every week?

Enter Family Dinner:

Adore's MOVEMENT ministry is all about loving God in the week-in-week-out rhythm of life. Family Dinner is the best way we have found to live this out in our modern American culture.

Dual Mission:

Build Lasting Community

regular authentic connection, mutual accompaniment


a familiar environment that lets the beauty of authentic community evangelize


Family Dinner was started in 2008 by Adore Ministries missionaries in their home as a way to get to know their actual neighbors. Early on, it began to also "fill the gap" between church on Sunday, and building fellowship with those in the same young adult and family state-in-life, despite busy schedules.


  1. Use the filters on the map below to find the Family Dinner nearest to you. 
  2. Click on the "contact" link for that Family Dinner to send a message to the hosts!
  3. The hosts will receive your inquiry and respond to you directly with their address... that's it!
Didn't find a Family Dinner near you? ...God may be calling you to start one! Click here to get started.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: The safety and security of our Missionary Host families, and all those who attend Family Dinner, are of the utmost concern for us. Especially considering these dinners are graciously hosted in private residences, actual addresses are not shown. The markers shown on the map above are based on the geographic center of the Missionary Host's zip code and is designed to show the general area they serve only. Any positioning of a marker over a specific house or other location is completely unintentional.


Our Missionary Hosts are families or households, just like you, who want to get to know their neighbors, and have a community of people they share the ups and downs of normal life with.