Nice to hear (courtesy of Steve McCoy via Planet Emergent) about somebody doing church in the way I have previously advocated to our local org, even though my vision for it went over like a lead baloon. I commend to you An Appeal for the Use of House Churches to Extend Sanctuary-Style Churches by Jim Elliff. Beware thinking that when he says “house church” he’s just describing an almost-regular church that has a small/home group ministry… there are some very fundamental differences.

Good followup reading would include Why Do We Meet in Homes? on the same site, as well as an earlier post of mine, with linkage to the highly recommended The Church in the House by Peter Davids and Siegfried Grossmann, which discusses the format of the Early Church.

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