House Church

 

simple by Design

 

a glimpse into New Testament church life

 

meeting together in the homes of believers

 

meeting every *Lord's Day to joyfully eat the Lord's Supper (an evening meal which includes the 'one bread/loaf and the cup')

*(not related to the idea of a religious 'rest day')

 

participatory meetings for the mutual building up of the body

 

children are present

 

new believers are immediately baptised as a testimony to their new position

 

elders (= pastors/shepherds = overseers/bishops) are ordinary brothers recognised from within, with no hierarchical authority or title, and do not receive a salary from the church

 

no tithing!

 

giving to needy believers and to itinerant apostles, evangelists and pastor-teachers

 

men and women are equal, but their roles and responsibilities differ

 

collective decision-making by all the brothers

 

led by the Holy Spirit, to the glory of the Head - Jesus Christ

 

 

Contact

 

For scriptural, historical and practical information on New Testament house church, contact:

 

housechurchmail@vodamail.co.za