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Old 09-28-2009, 01:02 PM
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Re: House Church - How It's Done.

Thank you for the answers, Aquila.

I have some background with some similar situations (college Bible study groups, family gatherings, my first church-which was just discussed in the "For all of us who are NOT pastors..." thread). I miss those aspects. I enjoy my regular church, but am homesick for the relaxed, giving, nonjudgmental atmosphere I enjoyed in those earlier settings.

I understand the growth concept of simple churches, but at the same time, I have read statements several times about simple churches splitting once the numbers reach into the 20s. If in fact each person who is interested starts a meeting in their home, "once the numbers reach" would never occur. That is the statement I'm trying to bridge with the original question.

Thank you for your answers.

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Old 09-28-2009, 03:50 PM
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Re: House Church - How It's Done.

I've done some searching on the internet.
Are there many simple churches that baptize in Jesus' name?
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:36 PM
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I've done some searching on the internet.
Are there many simple churches that baptize in Jesus' name?
Simple churches are a slice of modern Christianity, so most are probably more evangelical than Apostolic. But Apostolic house churches do exist. One Apostolic fellowship of house churches is known as Covenant Apostolic Churches International. Please note they are Seventh Day Apostolics.

http://www.covenantapostolicchurch.org/page4.html
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:50 AM
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Re: House Church - How It's Done.

I'm currently watching this series of video's.......and am enjoying them and their points.(This particular video fits well with the tithing threads, and Scott's Laity/clergy thread...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxy7Bp-RaCo&NR=1
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:58 AM
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I'm currently watching this series of video's.......and am enjoying them and their points.(This particular video fits well with the tithing threads, and Scott's Laity/clergy thread...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxy7Bp-RaCo&NR=1
I started watching this series last week after you posted it but I was out of town all weekend.

I have enjoyed what I have heard so far and I hope to finish it today.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:51 AM
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Re: House Church - How It's Done.

hEY dIGGIN,


I've got a got a home bible study scheduled starting this Wednesday with 3 people. Husband, wife, and their friend, who say(atleast the husband did) He's ready to get his life on track with God and find His will for their life. It will be in their home. And yes, I'm even gonna miss Wed. night "church service" to do it. (or am I really-LOL?) Thinkin about thoughts pertaining to and about covenant relationship(in the Kingdom). I wanna 1st see primarily exactly "where they're at", in the 1 st setting. I'm open to you're thoughts and comments.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:00 AM
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hEY dIGGIN,


I've got a got a home bible study scheduled starting this Wednesday with 3 people. Husband, wife, and their friend, who say(atleast the husband did) He's ready to get his life on track with God and find His will for their life. It will be in their home. And yes, I'm even gonna miss Wed. night "church service" to do it. (or am I really-LOL?) Thinkin about starting with thoughts pertaining to and about covenant relationship. I'm open to you're thoughts and comments.
My comments are as follows... FANTASTIC!!! That is so exciting to hear. I am happy for you. Be sure and share with us how it all went.

My only thoughts are... follow His leading. God can give you a thought that is relevant to what they are going through (whether you know about the thing(s) they are going through or not) and that is what is important. Most people who haven't been going to church and now seek to are looking for a relevance that they had not previously experienced. They instinctively know that God is where the answer is but what they have found so far hasn't turned out to be what they were seeking.

When the "preaching" turns into an open discussion is where you will have the most opportunity to speak to their specific concerns, fears & questions.

My prayers are with you for a productive meeting.

We all know what a minister is... as in a noun.

Do well and minister... as in a verb.

Minister
a) to give service, care, or aid; attend, as to wants or necessities.: to minister to the needs of the hungry.
b) to contribute, as to comfort or happiness.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:24 AM
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Re: House Church - How It's Done.

Thanks, I'll "think on those things".
I havent talked to this guy in 3 years, tho we was and still are, friends. Tried to get a study going then, but it never came to pass, per his busy schedule. Since then, he moved and got a different job, so I havent seen him in about 3 years. He called 2 days ago, "outta the blue", sayin he really wants to get that going now, (along with His wife and a friend). Great guy, but needs God. Says He's figured out that God has something for him in this life, and wants to find what it is.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:32 PM
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Re: House Church - How It's Done.

Shag, PRAISE THE LORD! I'll say a prayer for you guys!
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Awesome post and comments.
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