The Underground is an experimental community pursuing change in the church and mission in the world. We are a place for innovative ideas, deep leadership community, and fearless pursuit of Jesus and his cause. We exist to inspire, engage, connect and empower missional people, churches and networks. Our name is a tribute to the underground church of history, characterized by sacrificial faith in the face of danger, oppression, and even death. We honor that memory and hope to represent that church in our city and around the world.
Our network is currently home to over 200 microchurches (small missional communities) in the Tampa Bay area and 11 city-wide sister movements across the world. We believe firmly that people make up the church, not buildings or budgets, or even leaders. When believers work together in sincere worship and genuine community to accomplish a part of the mission of God, they are the church.
If you have a new ministry idea, we want to hear it. Fill out the form below and find out how we can help your microchurch flourish.
We support ministries in our network with many different services. Fill out the form below to see how we can help support your missional calling.
There are over 200 home churches and outreach ministries in our network. Fill out the form below and we'll help you get involved.
Every year, we publish a magazine that highlights our story, our microchurches, and our hope for the year. Learn more about who we are and what we do with this free electronic copy of the foreground.