Why Do We Do Church This Way?

The beginning of a new year is a great time for reflection and looking forward. In this episode Dan considers the all important question, “Why?” Why do we do house churches? Why did we leave behind the way we grew up doing church? Is it money? Persecution? Maybe we’re just mad. Let’s talk about it.

2 thoughts on “Why Do We Do Church This Way?”

  1. I am new to the idea of house churches. I am a missionary in Germany and work in a free church. We have about 20 people in total and so nobody gets lost in one sense but probably does in another. For example, everybody clearly knows each other but not everybody offers something when we gather together.

    I was curious about what is the main reason to do house churches. I have read lately that it is because that is the way Jesus wanted it. I can see things very black and white. When I find out the ‘right way’ to do something I want to drop the other way of doing it and I can see how somebody like me would view the way I am doing church at the moment as the wrong way and begin to be critical.

    I wanted to thank you for explaining why you do house church. I will remember this reason if I ever move from the way I am doing church now to doing (or being) church that way.

    The grace you showed to pastors in this podcast encouraged me to be more graceful to those who work hard for Jesus and love other people instead of approaching them with a critical spirit.

    I highly enjoyed your words on this podcast!

  2. Thanks, David! You’re very kind. I’m happy your found the episode encouraging. We have close friends who recently returned from their missionary work in Nuremberg. They are still a part of their house church there (virtually). Please keep in touch and let me know if there’s any way we can join you in your journey. Shalom!

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