The House Church

Questions and Answers

The following are frequently asked questions about house churches: Q. Why house churches? A. We plant house churches for the following reasons: Our goal is not just to start a church. Our goal is to start a church planting movement. We believe this can best be done by focusing on the simplest and most reproducible…

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The House Church

One Step to Unity

Someone may ask, “But will not all these little house churches scattered throughout a city cause division and disunity within the Body of Christ in that town?” The truth is that little churches cause no more division than big ones. Very large churches and very small churches have the same challenge when it comes to…

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The House Church

A Wheel or a Vine

Think of a wheel, lying on the ground, with spokes going out in all directions from a hub at the center of the wheel. Now, think of a vine, growing on the ground, that begins in one place and reaches out its branches in all directions. These branches are each sending down roots which also…

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The House Church

Saturation Church Planting

The leading supporter for church planting in the twentieth century was the late Dr. Donald McGavran. In DAWN REPORT, Jim Montgomery tells of the following incident: “During the last months of Mary McGavran’s illness, my wife Lyn would frequently spend time with her. Donald McGavran would be there, too. He would disregard his own painful…

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The House Church

What is a Church?

A church is certainly not that building down at the corner with the beautiful stained glass windows and the steeple on top. The church may meet there, but that building is not the church. The original word in Greek, ekklesia, is composed of two words: ek, meaning, “out from,” and kalleo, meaning, “I call.” The…

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