'house church' Tagged Posts

'house church' Tagged Posts

151. Prepare Your Sharing

I found out that many members started writing down what they are going to share in house church before they come. I think this is an excellent practice which I also have started implementing. Though this is not a rule at all here are two reasons why I believe this is a good practice for all of us. 1. It makes our sharing concise. As we all know, we tend to ramble when our thoughts are not organized. And what…

95. Assistant Shepherd

Single House Churches will now begin to appoint “Assistant Shepherd”. Assistant Shepherd is someone of opposite sex to the single shepherd-in-charge who can assist the shepherd in ministering to the opposite sex members in his/her house church. Single house church is the most ideal when lead by a married couple. There are two reasons. First, it gives singles a healthy model of a married couple who can show what it means to serve God together in marriage. It helps them…

94. Don’t invite Other Christians

I’ve already explained in the previous blog post (Read #41 on the website) why our church doesn’t accept Christians from other churches in GTA as members. To reiterate, we believe Jesus called his followers to reach out to those who are far from God. We want our church to grow with growing numbers of non-Christians coming to know Christ, not with other Christians joining our church. Therefore, to cut straight to the point, please do not invite other Christians to…

88. Ministry Is A Privilege

KSC (Korean Speaking Congregation) of our church has hosted the “Lay-leader House Church Seminar” this weekend and is ending today. It’s the third time our church is hosting this seminar and 29 participants have come. Not every church that does house church ministry can host lay leader seminar. The host church has to meet a number of criterions every year to prove that the church is consistently reaching the lost and house church meetings are happening dynamically. This is to…

86. Not “my” VIP, but “our” VIP

The reason why we do house church ministry is to reach out to non-Christians (we call them VIP) and help them to become happy, faithful followers of Jesus. However, evangelism is really a teamwork. It rarely happens through one person’s sole effort. For that reason, we need to make a “house church” VIP list so that we pray for VIPs ” together”. When a member brings a VIP to his/her house church, unless everyone knows that person, it is difficult…

81. Dishwashing In House Church

I finished visiting ESC house churches with Rosalyn last week. During house church visit, I eat meals with house church members and hold a Q&A session so that members can ask me any questions regarding faith, church, relationships and etc. I was asked one question which I felt the need to elaborate on this to all our church members. The question was, “Is it a rule in House Church for men to do the dishwashing?” To put it simply, it…