House2House serves the Body of Christ by equipping
those seeking a simple/more organic form of church.
1) Embracing the building – Regardless of the fact that the New Testament emphasizes a Church made “not by human hands” but composed of people (who are themselves the Temple of the Holy Spirit), many churches in America today get […]Read more...
We try to make our company an easy place for people to meet Jesus. Mike used to be an Anglican minister. His church morphed into a network of house churches and he and his wife now also work as chaplains for several companies. Mike and Carol come to our company on a regular basis as workplace chaplains. They teach the principles of teamwork as[…]Read more...
Part of our last e-letter got cut off, leaving out the link to a PDF with more information on helping Wolfgang. The paragraph should have read: For more information, including how to give, check out this PDF, or contact Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org . Wolf tells me he has heard from a number of you – thanks! Paul for the House2House teamRead more...
H2H has all the usual “mundane” expenses for staff, phone, web services, professional help (CPA, lawyer), bank and government fees, and so on. These are necessary, but not “exciting.” Your help with these mundane areas through regular giving makes a huge difference! Below are a few of the more exciting things that H2H has helped fund over the last few years.
How much goes to these types of projects? Below is the percentage of donations given to things like those listed above for the last four years. Additionally each of the above required money being spent on the more “mundane” costs of keeping H2H running.
2008 - 26%
2009 - 85%
2010 - 55%
2011 - 34%
Lower percentages are primarily a function of lower total donations for the year. Basic costs are about the same regardless of donations, so they account for more of the total in years with less giving.
Much of what we have done is in the form of matching funds. By doing this, we help those who show sufficient enterprise and responsibility to raise some money, and we ensure that those doing the work can take ownership. We will help them do it, but we won’t do it for them. This is a natural outgrowth of simple church “theology.” In other words, we will teach people to fish, and we will help them buy fishing gear – then they do the fishing.
Please help us to do all of this and more - we depend on your donations!