Many people are finding and experiencing what church life is like when believers come together naturally inside a local “Simple church” community like C3 Power House, to share the life of Jesus! A House church, also known as a “Simple Church,” is a local “faith community” of believers in Jesus Christ who have formed an extended family relationship in order to discover, experience, and celebrate the life of Jesus in their midst.
- A House Church is formed by the fostering and care of relationships built on a foundation of family, community, discipleship, and mutual support.
- A House church could meet at a person’s home, a company, a restaurant, a park, a school, an office, or any other informal location. It’s critical to note the following:
- A House church is defined by how we gather rather than where we meet.
- In most cases, a House church meeting is an “open meeting.”
That is, members of an organic Simple church Sunshine Coast, are encouraged to participate and have a part in the gathering as the Lord Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, may lead.
This does not, however, imply that there are no leaders present. It simply implies that even when leaders are present, Jesus will still lead or steer the meeting, as each member is aware that the “open meeting” is under Christ’s leadership, as members participate and operate openly as guided by His Holy Spirit.
Why A House Church?
The desire of current 21st-century believers to return to the simplicity and authenticity of 1st-century Christianity is symbolized by the House church. To do so, we must recognize that our historic origins can be found in our primordial apostolic history as revealed in the New Testament, particularly in Acts.
The modern House church has been described as a “new wineskin” by some. The oldest church model (or wineskin), on the other hand, was not the institutional church form that we see today. It was also not the paradigm passed down to us by the Roman Catholic Church 1,500 years ago.
Indeed, the House church, which predominated for the first three centuries of the church, was the very first “wineskin” or model. Believers are returning to the New Testament model of the House church for a variety of reasons. Here is a handful of them:
- You can both find and construct your own organic recipe for enjoying church life in a House church.
- Believers enjoy the caring and support of a small group inside an extended family in a house church setting, where they can form meaningful relationships and friendships.
- Believers in a House church interact like “family” as they enjoy spontaneity in worshipping, sharing, praying, teaching, learning, and growing in an environment that encourages “every-member functioning” and involvement as they share the life of Christ together.
Conclusion:- As government surveillance and control over institutional and traditional churches and ministries grows, we will soon have no choice but to return to the New Testament practice of gathering, sharing, and experiencing Jesus in the midst.