The Fruitful Life Learning Community is a unique merging of a Life-Development Church and an alliance of Families, Small Groups, House Churches and Ministries. They convene in strategically orchestrated weekly and monthly sessions that resource, equip and empower people from all spheres and aspects of life; giving them access to healing within their own hearts and homes, and then the ability to extend their extraordinary transformation to their friends, neighborhoods, colleagues, and anyone in their world.
As a neighborhood-supporting faith family, Fruitful Life is patterned after the 1st-century Followers of Christ, who continued steadfast in the Apostle's teaching and fellowship, in Breaking of Bread, and in Prayers. They met privately in their homes and corporately as a community on a regular basis; and they took care of widows, orphans and the poor, while experiencing miraculous signs and wonders. In its DNA, Fruitful Life carries the Ephesians 4 directive of equipping and empowering Believers to do the work of ministry.
Before there was a religion called Christianity, there was a movement known as THE WAY. Chris and Carol Green launched the Fruitful Life Learning Community as an intentional effort to help people of faith and Christian leaders return to that simple mission and lifestyle that demonstrates God's love and healing to hearts and homes.
Our Mission Statement: "(WE) will rebuild the ancient ruins, restore the places long devastated, and renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations." ---Isaiah 61:4
Chris and Carol Green have served in local church pastoral leadership in Saint Louis, MO and Harrisburg, PA for a combined 30+ years, and with that priceless wealth of experience, wisdom and insight, they encourage, strengthen and lead people from a wide variety of spheres and aspects of life.
Dr. Raphael Green (D.Ed.Min.) and Pastor Brenda Green pioneered a strategic, relevant, transformational church (Metro Christian Worship Center) and community outreach (Metro Associates, Inc.) in St. Louis, MO.
Long before their city came onto the international scene due to the events in Ferguson, this man and woman were working in the trenches and making a powerful impact in inner city neighborhoods and communities; and have done so for more than 30 years.
Always operating under the radar and out of the spotlight, they have been true models of what it takes to invest in lives in the urban world.
Part of their urban world mandate is to train and establish competent, creative, compassionate and committed men and women in urban centers across the U.S. and the world. They planted Chris and Carol Green as urban-missionary pastors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in July of 2004.