Category Archives: Thought on churching

A Million Bucks

Sometimes I wonder what might have happened if, instead of choosing to meet in homes 25+ years ago, we had gone the more traditional route.

So, why didn’t we?

Well, for one thing, my experience with oiling the machinery of church structures caused me to want to avoid the administrative responsibilities of such an effort. I wanted to focus more time on relationship than on getting our organization ironed out.

Another reason was the expense of doing church in the traditional way. Recently, I became curious what the costs might have been had we decided to get a building and function more like a “real” church.

If I had paid more attention during the four years I spent pastoring a  small church in Vancouver I would have had some idea of the operational costs. Alas, I’ve never been much for budgets so I must have tuned that part out. Anyhow, I didn’t remember the numbers and I didn’t save any financial reports, so the question sent  me to the web looking for the budget of a typical smallish church.  Continue reading A Million Bucks

House Church is…

House Church is nothing more or less than a deliberately chosen community in which its members strive to follow Jesus’ commandment to love one another, intentionally, practically and visibly.

Starting Out in a Simple Church

Dan remembers an email conversation he had a number of years ago with a fellow who was just starting out in the adventure or simple churching. This episode touches on a wide variety of topics related to being a simple church.  Some helpful resources are available at