House2House serves the Body of Christ by equipping
those seeking a simple/more organic form of church.
I spent many years where I was highly praised in family and then later in church circles for being a “peacemaker.” It took many years for me to learn that in fact, as often as not what I was, was […]Read more...
Our curveball? Photo Credit: Brady Withers via Compfight cc About two weeks ago, at 3am, we were woken by a phone call we’ve been dreading. Tony’s mom had fallen in the middle of the night. Would Tony go at once to the ER. Sure enough, Penelope, a strong Christian who has served the Lord faithfully all her life in China, Taiwan and[…]Read more...
I would like to invite you to be part of a new chapter in the house church movement. Much of the early days of this movement had been characterized by negative stereotypes and a drive to look backwards in time. Now people around the world have realized that this simple, organic way of doing church is the preferred way of[…]Read 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!