Today’s blog post is a re-post of J. Guy Muse’s blog on Rad Zdero’s book “The Global House Church Movement”. You can learn more about J. Guy Muse and his blog here: Go to blog
Top Ten Reasons To Plant House Churches
- People Focused
- Equal Opportunity
This was the normative New Testament pattern established by Jesus and the apostles and perpetuated by the early church of the first three centuries and in subsequent renewal, reform and revival movements throughout history. (Acts 2:46, 5:42, 20:20)
To reach a growing world, we need to multiply, not just add.
The most effective method of evangelism is not growing existing churches, but planting new ones.
House churches are part of the local community and easily tap into relationship connections which is at the heart of an indigenous movement.
5) People Focused
They focus on relationships and the development of people spiritually, not on executing programs or projects.
They are more mobile, flexible, and adaptable than conventional churches, especially in areas characterized by persecution and poverty.
7) Equal Opportunity
Because of their small, intimate and participatory nature, all believers have the opportunity to exercise their spiritual gifts during church meetings, and not just professional clergy or key leaders.
The house church is free of space, place, and budget hindrances to gospel movements.
They are less expensive than traditional church, because no expensive buildings, programs, or professional clergy are required.
It can start now, right in your living room.