House2House serves the Body of Christ by equipping
those seeking a simple/more organic form of church.
Everyone who has made the transition from Institutional or Traditional Church into an Organic church understands what I mean by “detox”. It’s the period of time where you have to unlearn all the bad habits and screwy theology that […]Read more...
This awesome ad from Proctor and Gamble is very thought provoking, especially for those of us who believe God doesn’t place limits on women. Check it out. It will only take three minutes. What can we learn from this? What are the implications of its message for men and women in the church?Read more...
Tithing: Don’t Believe the Lie is the title of an excellent article written by Brandon Chase in the House2House magazine this month. During the whole month of May we are focusing on generosity and giving. I would encourage you to go and read as many of these articles as possible. Generosity and giving have been grossly misunderstood in the church[…]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!