Description

A new model for living out your faith

Looking for another way to do church? There’s a new way of doing church, and it’s taking North America by storm! The growing house church movement is tapping into the desire of Christians everywhere to meet the needs of their communities in a way traditional churches cannot, offering community and simplicity. Here, a recognized authority on the house church movement and a popular speaker and pastor share their expertise in starting and maintaining a healthy house church. Together, they look at current and future trends in the house church movement and provide best practice models for planting and leading house churches. They explore how house churches are not always the same as simple cell groups or small groups, especially in the areas of leadership and money. You will discover why the most effective way to evangelize is to start new house churches. Then, you find all the information you need to begin a house church in your community.

This definitive book describes the trends in the growing movement. It will appeal to Baby Boomer believers who want to influence their communities for Christ, as well as pastors, church planters, church resource centers, conference attendees, and youth leaders. 20- to 39-year-old Christians will be interested in this different way of “doing church.”

CONTENTS

  1. There’s a New Kind of Church Emerging
  2. Different Kinds of Churches for Different Kinds of People
  3. The Most Effective Way to Evangelize: Start New Churches
  4. The Role of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers
  5. Our Measuring Stick: The Vibrant, Early Church Model
  6. What Does a House Church Look Like?
  7. Every Generation Needs Their Own Form of Church
  8. How to “Be the Church”
  9. How to Start a House Church
  10. Children in House Church
  11. Guess Who’s Leading the Way?
  12. House Churches in North America
  13. What About Leadership?
  14. Pitfalls to Avoid
  15. House, Community and Megachurches Working Together

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When it comes to church today, one size doesn’t fit all. Most of us find our church home in a building with a pastor and a congregation. But a rapidly growing number of believers are moving away from traditional churches. This excellent book explains why and what can be done about it. C. Peter Wagner, Presiding Apostle, International Coalition of Apostles