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Old 03-06-2007, 12:59 PM
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House Church - How It's Done.

Do any of you currently hold housechurch services?

How does an average service go?
Any pointers?
Do you break bread etc?
How often do you meet?


I would be very glad to hear any comments from those who may have some experience in this area.

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Old 03-06-2007, 01:17 PM
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Do any of you currently hold housechurch services?

How does an average service go?
Any pointers?
Do you break bread etc?
How often do you meet?


I would be very glad to hear any comments from those who may have some experience in this area.

Thanks
We have weekly House/Cell/HFG meetings every week.

Our format includes but is not limited to the following:

Food/Refreshments

Welcome-Prayer-Icebreaker to get people talking

Worship-sing a couple of songs, either by Ipod or Acapella, but in the past we have had piano or guitar led services.

Word-Short scipture based teaching with discussion and question and answer time.

Works-Seek the Lord through prayer and the operation of spiritual gifts. Very powerful!

I try to have these end within 2 hours, but often we go 3 hours if the Lord moves mighty, we let it go on.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:27 PM
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Do you feel there is any correlation between the food/refreshments and what we call the Lord's Supper?

It seems sometimes in the word that what Jesus instituted was a fellowship rather than some major solemn occasion.

What are your thoughts along this line?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:33 PM
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We have weekly House/Cell/HFG meetings every week.

Our format includes but is not limited to the following:

Food/Refreshments

Welcome-Prayer-Icebreaker to get people talking

Worship-sing a couple of songs, either by Ipod or Acapella, but in the past we have had piano or guitar led services.

Word-Short scipture based teaching with discussion and question and answer time.

Works-Seek the Lord through prayer and the operation of spiritual gifts. Very powerful!

I try to have these end within 2 hours, but often we go 3 hours if the Lord moves mighty, we let it go on.
How big is your house and how many attend?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:36 PM
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Great question Coop... I also have another question...

Once a housechurch gets established what is the norm for the food/refreshments? That the host family provide it or that each family/individual bring a little something?

Also... do you use the concept of multiplying out and forming an additional housechurch when your particular group reaches around 20 or so?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:43 PM
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We have weekly House/Cell/HFG meetings every week.

Our format includes but is not limited to the following:

Food/Refreshments

Welcome-Prayer-Icebreaker to get people talking

Worship-sing a couple of songs, either by Ipod or Acapella, but in the past we have had piano or guitar led services.

Word-Short scipture based teaching with discussion and question and answer time.

Works-Seek the Lord through prayer and the operation of spiritual gifts. Very powerful!

I try to have these end within 2 hours, but often we go 3 hours if the Lord moves mighty, we let it go on.

What do you do for icebreakers?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:44 PM
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Just started.

Give us some time to learn.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:47 PM
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Just started.

Give us some time to learn.
How's it going by the way?

You guys having a good time?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:51 PM
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Do you feel there is any correlation between the food/refreshments and what we call the Lord's Supper?

It seems sometimes in the word that what Jesus instituted was a fellowship rather than some major solemn occasion.

What are your thoughts along this line?
My thoughts about the Lord's supper have changed, at this time I am in flux, I realize now that what we commonly call communion today, in scripture it was clearly a meal with great significance. I am not sure how to apply all what I have learned in this setting. But I feel now that communion is definetly under utilized.
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How's it going by the way?

You guys having a good time?
Yes we are.

We have had wonderful messages and a very good response. We average from 6-10 and never the same ones it seems.
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