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 micro-churches (small missional communities) in the Tampa Bay area and 11 city-wide sister movements across the word. 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.
New to the Underground? Visit one of our house churches. Worshiping with a large group of people can be great, but people want and need to be known. Life is best lived in the company of friends. Jesus himself created a small community with whom he pursued his mission. A home church is a great place to start a journey to a more simple and honest version of church as we know it. Have a heart for the poor and the lost? Learn more about the missional microchurches present in the darkest corners of Tampa Bay. Is God moving you to start something? Let us help.
Are you interested in becoming a part of the Underground? If you have a new ministry idea, we want to hear it. Fill out our 'Start Something' form and find out how we can help your microchurch flourish. Need a place to re-energize and challenge you? Come to Crucible, our Sunday morning service for people involved in mission. Have any questions? Contact us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.