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HOUSE CHURCHES  

Reconnect to One Another and the Mission of God

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Our Hope, Vision, & Mission for House Churches

All the information you need to either lead or join a house church online is here. In the midst of COVID-19, we are excited to gather together in worship online. Our hope is to remember the joy of worshiping together as the Body of Christ. The vision is to reconnect to one another and to the mission of God through house churches. The mission is to grow together in prayer and care for one another’s needs, discern and use our spiritual gifts, and reach our neighbors with the gospel.

Join a House Church

House churches will gather and launch Fall 2020 for you to join. All you have to do is sign-up here and we will place you in a house church nearest you. Most house churches meet online Sunday mornings after the services premiere (8:00a, 9:30a, 11:00a) and will have anywhere from 5-15 adults in them. Since we are not gathering for in-person worship for the rest of 2020, joining a house church is the best way to gather online to worship with people at North. If you want to learn more, read the House Church Participant FAQ.

Lead a House Church

If you desire to gather others to worship Jesus in a house church online, we will train you how to do it. Leader trainings cover vision/mission and values/practices of house churches, all the logistics, tools, any ongoing support you may need, and how to facilitate the Sunday gathering. If you would like to join an upcoming leader training, please contact Pastor Raoul.
You will want to review the House Church Leader FAQ in preparation for training.

5 PRACTICES FOR HOUSE CHURCHES

LOVE GOD

1. Worship in our homes. We want to remember the joy of worshiping together as the body of Christ.

  • ”They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42
  • “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-26
  • House Church Liturgies
  • Tools for Leading Zoom

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

2. Do life together. There are 100 “one another” commands in the New Testament where followers of Christ are called to Christ-likeness together. This is where we experience that love.

  • “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
  • Icebreakers
  • Group Prayer & Care Ideas

3. Discern and exercise spiritual gifts. No single person is more valuable than another in the body of Christ. All are given gifts of the Spirit for the edification of the body.

  • “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:7
  • Resources Coming Soon

SERVE THE WORLD

4. Serve our communities. As individuals and as a group, we are called to serve our neighbors.

  • “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40
  • “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
  • (Resources: Coming Soon. low-entry service ideas for groups)

5. Invite and multiply. We are not just called to be disciples, but to be disciple makers, bringing others in and being sent out to share the love of Jesus.

  • ”Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt 28:19-20
  • (Resources: Coming soon. how to invite others in, how to make someone new feel welcome, when and how to plant a new group)