By Amanda Boston
If asked to define the word church, would you describe it as a religious building or as the body of Christ? Biblically speaking, the church is the body of those belonging to Christ with Christ as the head. Yet, in today’s vernacular, the word church has been relegated to denote the mere brick and mortar structure. 2:42 On the Move is a non-denominational church devoting itself to the practices of the early church as portrayed throughout the New Testament. The number 2:42 is taken from the Book of Acts chapter 2 verse 42; “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” On the Move symbolizes the church as the hands and feet of Jesus, relocating itself to wherever it is called.
Derek Zitko, one of its three elders, illustrated, “We are a family. We don’t just meet on Sundays; we live life together.” With zero overhead cost for a building and no paid staff, the transient church has more financial resources to fund missions, aid struggling families, and organize community outreaches. Like the well-known Apostle Paul, who financed his missionary work as a tent-maker, the three elders also maintain employment to support their calling.
2:42 On the Move is based out of the FishHawk area, and it convenes in several locations alternating from personal homes to county parks. It has been in existence for over five years with an attendance averaging 40 to 50 members. The church’s core values are to love God, love others, and make disciples. A typical meeting entails worship through song, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, and a teaching time, which according Zitko, is more indicative of a Bible study.
When Zitko was asked about finding the time to prepare for Sunday teachings while also working a 9 to 5 job, coaching soccer, and raising a family, he replied with all smiles, “If you put Jesus first, He will make the time.” For more information about 2:42 On the Move, call 727-9554, email email@example.com, or visit its Facebook Page 242 On the Move.