House Churches: 1% to 9% in a decade

When our family worshipped in a house church in 1996, in the living room of our house in San Francisco, we were part of a movement that made up only 1% in the USA. Today, that number is 9%, according to recent research by Barna. Or to say it a different way, in 1996 I…

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Any Women House Church Planters out there?

A journalist for a well known religious publication wants to know if there are just a few or a whole lot of house church planters who are female. And I already know that MOST of the church planters in China are female. But what about Western countries? And I realize its often a team thang…

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House Church Today: China

Today we are having a house church love feast with a Peking Duck that i marinated all night. I just downloaded the story of Gladys Aylward. There are some prayers at the end we might pray together. One of my daughters (Elizabeth) is fascinated with China so she is cooking up the chinese pancakes as…

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House Churches Have No Sex Appeal

I just submitted an article to an English web site. Having writer’s block, I edited one of my earlier articles for an English audience. House Churches Have No Sex Appeal (And Other Gripes). You cannot talk about emerging church without talking about house church. Only in wealthy post-Christian countries do we have the luxury of…

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