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Old 03-06-2007, 01:53 PM
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How big is your house and how many attend?
We just moved into a larger house, we rented it just because of its size for small groups. It is 2700 sq. feet. Two living areas, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and large kitchen set up for entertaining. I have anywhere between 15-50 people show up. This year we focusing much more on small group/House church than ever before, I am trying to raise our awarness and leaders who can take it and run with it.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:55 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?
I will ask everyone to bring something, last week we had potluck, Carne Asada and everyone brought something.

The whole point about groups is everyone participates, so the expectation is that everyone needs to bring something to the meeting, ie, food or a spiritual gift.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:56 PM
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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.
Yes sir... I am in much the same place.

I have no hard and fast feelings about it but it is something that I feel is important for me to search out and find more about the original intent and usage.

Until then... I just keep praying and studying.
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What do you do for icebreakers?
Think of general question that goes with the main teaching.

For example if we are teaching on spiritual gifts, then I might start with this icebreaker question.

What is the greatest gift anyone ever gave to you? And Why?
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:57 PM
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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.
Glad to hear, sometimes its better when you have to work it out for yourselves.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:01 PM
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Once a group reaches 20 or so and you multiply into 2 groups... Do you have any guidance for the elder who started the group as to...

how to help the new group become established
how much/how little they should be involved as the new group gets on its feet

etc
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:05 PM
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This isn't a "how do you do it" question but... once a housechurch multiplies to 2 and 2 to 4 etc and the initial elder (along with others) is assisting the newer works as the need arises....

Do you see this as similar to the role of an apostle?
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:27 PM
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Can a house church have just 1 member? (or counting my dog...2 ?)
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:52 PM
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Keith4Him...

This may not be something that you are comfortable with but I thought I would put the thought out there anyway.

Have you ever recorded a housechurch service? Whether audio or video.

It would be a great resource to see one actually happening.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:06 PM
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If you are looking for some resources ...

I've posted some on the net ... that I received from House2House ... a site dedicated house churches

Here is .pdf ... it is a guide that will help you plant a house church ... AWESOME

Watch a video showing the explosive growth world wide of house churches
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