If you hope for a discussion of the pros and cons of vaccination, claims or counter-claims for the latest scientific data, alternate cures or even the wildest conspiracy theories—you will be disappointed. This discussion paper raises questions and issues relating to God’s mission and church—and, our participation. A dilemma of our freedoms In countries where… Continue reading
Post Category → House Churches
Church in the Neighbourhood
Many Christians believe that church should be where people live and work. House church networks are multiplying – like ‘Neighbours and Nations‘ in Coventry. It began 10 years ago with five Christians meeting together in a small rented home in Potters Green, it is now a house church network of 11 groups in two neighborhoods,… Continue reading
Starting a House Church Today
Both terms house and church have been redefined since New Testament times. Extended families lived in houses – with people (and animals) coming and going, unlike our private places of retreat; and the term church only ever referred to people meeting in those houses – never to buildings, denominations, or hierarchies or leadership. Important insights… Continue reading
BoS is Simple Church
Have met with the core 4 of BoS – which is an acronym (in Dutch) for ‘Bible on your Lap’. They were all members and involved as leaders at a nearby Adventist church – and had for about a year become more involved in sharing faith with young people who were disconnecting from church. They… Continue reading
House Churches expand witness!
Even though homes were places where believers gathered in the first century, and modern church planting movements are house-church based, many church pastors are wary of them. There are good reasons – but also some misunderstandings! First, local church pastors don’t want to lose attendees. Attendees provide financial and human resources for their ministries –… Continue reading
Simple Church Webinar
Most under the age of 40 have not walked into a church building. Is there an effective way to reach secular and unchurched people? This webinar with Milton Adams will introduce the Simple Church Network – a lay-led Adventist house church network, and will give you the practical steps to start. Time: Sunday, March 21,… Continue reading
Home Churches – making a comeback!
There are no doubt many reasons for this development, including (1) it is the way church existed in the early centuries – and there is a strong desire to return to ‘original’ Christianity, (2) it is ‘simple’ – without the complexities of structure and the exhaustion of trying to keep a performance type church on… Continue reading
Is There a Church in the House?
This is a special report in the Adventist Review – taken from Outreach Magazine. While some congregations build bigger facilities, other faith groups are starting a new trend in worship. See how by clicking on this link. http://www.adventistreview.org/article.php?id=857 (First published in the Jan-Feb 2003 edition of Outreach Magazine )