Monday is for Discussion
Russell Wimberly • House churches will not penetrate anything if they are not evangelistic/missional minded. This is the prevailing problem with house churches. I would dare to say that this is one of the differences between a house church and a glorified bible study.
Tommy McElwrath • What “house” churches open the door for is …
1) an ever increasing focus on community/fellowship
2) allows for a greater in depth discipleship process (that tends to get put on the back burner in larger congregations, this is based on what I have seen in four different churches) and
3) I believe it actually has a great potential for growth because of the intimate proximity and allowance for greater development of relations. I agree completely that If a group is not missional minded, meaning they are not concerned with reaching the lost and glorifying God, then there is not hope, but if they ARE concerned and their focus is on expanding the Kingdom of God, then investing in just one or two individuals would have a great impact.
So there is the beginning thread.