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  1. Missional House Churches, Part Two

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    A standing concern of us over the recent years of emphasis on housechurching and community, is that if we are not discerning and careful, we can get so ingrown, so addicted to loving our intimate fellowship, that we might forget to be missional, to go beyond us, and possibly even...
  2. Missional House Churches, Part One

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    “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” (Matthew 9:37) A standing concern over the recent emphasis on housechurching, especially with its strong emphasis on the need for deeper fellowship and more authentic community, is that we might be once again concentrating too much on those already saved,...
  3. Is It House Church Yet?

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    According to Wikipedia: Bangladesh: 500,000 new believers in House Churches Cambodia: 1,000 new House Churches in 10 years (1990 to 2000) Canada: as many as 2,000 House Churches in Canada in the last few years China: 80-100 million believers in House Churches Cuba: 6,000 – 10,000 House Churches since 1992...
  4. How Shall We Then Meet?

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    When we look closely at the different aspects and effects of certain numbers in group life, the question gets raised as to whether or not these understandings of numerical dynamics can actually help us gather more intentionally. So rather than being frustrated with different sized groups, when we get to...
  5. What Would Church Look Like If? – Tim Crozier

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    I heard a startling number the other day. It was the estimated value of land and buildings held by the church in North America. It was something to the tune of 70 Billion dollars! Yes, billion! With that much invested in real-estate, the question has to be asked, is it...
  6. Changing Of The Wineskins, Part One

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    “Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins will break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine in new wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17). What does it really mean to “do” church differently? What does “change”...
  7. Changing Of The Wineskins, Part Two

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    “Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins will break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine in new wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17). Christian Schwartz, a German-born, church-growth researcher suggests that we are in the...
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