House2House serves the Body of Christ by equipping
those seeking a simple/more organic form of church.
The transition into a simple church environment at first appearance is a walk into an easy world of pot-luck meals, singing around the living room and lively Bible discussions all punctuated with warm, inviting people. Is the great challenge of […]Read more...
How tame is our God? Consider this quote from AW Tozer: The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much within the constitution. Never breaks our bylaws. He’s a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much one of us, and we ask Him to help us when we’re in trouble and look[…]Read more...
Coming Soon There is a new movie coming soon with an intriguing title. When God Left the Building will be ready for release later this summer. Having not seen the movie yet I cannot give a review. At first glance it looks like something that would be making a case for house church. But considering those involved in making it,[…]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!