What are the benefits of the house church?

What are the benefits of the house church?

  • House churches remove hindrances
    • The church is Christ’s body in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
    • House churches are Biblical
    • By meeting in homes, the early church gathered families, households, and other normal social connections together. The Gospel spread quickly through these lines of family and friends and everyday relationships.
    • House churches empower all believers
  • House churches make room for the spiritual gifts of all believers to operate on a regular basis
  • House churches foster authentic community life
    • The desire for authentic relationships where we can open our lives, share our true selves, and be vulnerable safely seems to be a universal hunger. Someone suggested that they had closer relationships at the neighborhood bar before becoming a Christian than they experienced in their neighborhood church after becoming a Christian. The shared life that takes place in simple/house churches allows people to find a place of community that is real and honest, where practical living can be discussed and the real struggles of life addressed.
  • House churches Free up finances
    • It is estimated that it takes between $250,000 and $2 million to launch a church in America. Imagine the money that can be freed up for missions and poverty by simplifying our church structures.
  • House churches can be easily reproduced and they can be easily started and multiplied
  • House churches can ignite our generation
  • People are hungry. They are starving spiritually and suffer from isolation, depression and confusion. Community through Christ can turn us around.
  • House churches are persecution proof. Persecution WILL come. Sheep in an institutional church can be easily scattered and picked off. Sheep in the house church are protected from being scattered…which is why the house church is so strong in the most persecuted countries.