House2House seeks to serve the Body of Christ by equipping those seeking a simple/more organic form of church. We want to be a resource or a tool to connect people; to answer questions; to be an encouragement; to help churches impact their communities.
One way that we accomplish this is through the House2House website. Here you will find resources including:
Another way House2House equips those seeking a more simple form of being the church every day is throughMomentums. Momentums are either small gatherings or larger conferences held all around America that seek to: create connections that will extend throughout the year; encourage, teach, disciple; and impact the communities around each church participating. Learn how to Host a Momentum.
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Some call them house churches. Some call them organic churches. Some call them simple churches. We prefer to just call them churches. They are rapidly multiplying, simple communities of believers, meeting in homes, offices, campuses, wherever God is moving. This is the pattern common to many parts of the globe, and is now becoming more and more common in the U.S. as well.
Where two or more are gathered in His name, there is church.
Where "DNA" is present among people, there is church.
"D" stands for Divine Truth (loving God/Jesus)
"N" stands for Nurturing Relationships (loving one another deeply)
"A" stands for Apostolic Mission (being on Jesus' mission to the world)
Buildings, programs, and professional clergy are not essential elements of a church.
By 'simple church', we mean a way of doing and being church that is so simple that any believer would respond by saying, "I could do that!"
By 'simple church', we mean the kind of church that is described in the New Testament. Not constrained by structure but by the needs of the extended family, and a desire to extend the Kingdom of God.
By 'simple church', we mean a church that listens to God, follows His leading and obeys His commands.
By 'simple church', we mean spiritual parents raising spiritual sons and daughters to establish their own families.
House Church is a term sometimes used in the way we use the term Simple Church. It can be confusing in that:
A Simple Church may or may not meet in a house (it can meet anywhere).
Church Planting Movements occur when simple churches multiply rapidly.
Churches in the New Testament were most often small gatherings that met in homes.
"Greet Priscilla & Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful for them. Greet also the church that meets at their house." Romans 16:3-4
"But when the Jews opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, 'Your blood be on your own heads! I am clear of my responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.' Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God." Acts 18:6-7
Absolutely not! While no structure or format can guarantee quality, we believe that the small, participatory, family-like environment of a simple church is ideally suited to the goal of helping people become passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.