Letting church come home

For those who like the idea of house church, but can’t find one and/or don’t know how to start one, there is great news. ONE is really a house church handbook. It’s full of practical and theological ideas about meeting together with other believers in someone’s home.

A lot of people are looking for more than church as usual — and for various reasons. Many people have been hurt by church; some deeply hurt. Others just have an inner longing for deeper fellowship than hearing a sermon together.

But what can people who want something more than church do? After all, there really hasn’t been a good alternative to the traditional church model which is based on passive hearing a sermon.

Well, a great alternative is house church. It’s not just a small version of the traditional one-man-preaching model. House church is much more than that. It is based on a group of people coming together to love, encourage, and support one another in the safety of a home.

It’s like a Christian support group. People come together and share what God puts on their heart. They really get to know one another and learn to truly care about and appreciate one another.

The first Christians met in homes. Going back to worship God in homes can help reconnect us with the roots of our faith and with the risen Jesus who lives in our fellow believers.

So, to learn more get a copy of ONE in paperback or Kindle @ http://amzn.to/2zvVz6H

 Nashville ekklesia

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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4 Responses to Letting church come home

  1. Amanda says:

    Thank you for this post. It encouraged me greatly as this is exactly what our fellowship has become, a house church. God had given me a dream that there was to be no more church as usual back in February. Little did I know, He was already speaking to our pastors as well. Come September we had given up our building and then started meeting in a home! It has been so wonderful and has also encouraged me as a worship leader with a heart for others to go deep in intimacy with God—to truly get t know my brothers and sisters as they share and we hear about where each of us are with the Lord every week. I got that book too recently (and the one you wrote also!) and look forward to reading it!

  2. Bamigboye Oluwakayode says:

    The church is a living organism that goes through various stages of growth and development just like the human body. The church of Christ in its original state, not the apostate or fallen form is one of God’s greatest miracle and gifts to the world. It is God’s way of welding human lives together. May his will be done in ourlives

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