What is House Church? The goal of House Church ministries is to restore the New Testament church in the 21st century. Our model is based on Acts 2:42-47 — The local church is made up of many house churches that meet individually in different homes every week and also gather for corporate worship on Sundays.
We seek to recover the New Testament church through House Church ministries and strive to do our best to make church structure, activities (Acts 2:42), ministry methods (Acts 2:46-47) and leadership style (Matthew 20:26-27) as close to those in the New Testament as possible.
We make salvation of the lost our priority, not church growth, because we believe God desires everyone to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). We consider saving the lost and making them disciples of Christ the purpose of the church’s existence. We believe that this is the reason Jesus established His church (Matthew 28:19-20).
We prefer cultivation of spiritual strength over transfer of biblical knowledge, on-the-job training and field experience over classroom teaching, and modeling in real life over teaching through words as our discipleship method. We believe this is the way Jesus made his disciples (Mark 3:14-15).
We help pastors and lay members reclaim their proper ministries. Pastors focus on equipping God’s people (Ephesians 4:11-12a), praying and proclaiming God’s word (Acts 6:2-4), and exercising leadership (Acts 20:28). Lay members focus on ministering to other members and building up God’s church (Ephesians 4:12b).
House Church provides a non-threatening environment for nonbelievers to attend church, ask questions about God, Christianity, and other religions, and receive Christ as Lord and Savior.
The churches that belong to this community make every effort to build a biblical church as they respect each denomination’s (Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, and various independent Churches) doctrine, tradition and theology.
Presently, House Churches are being established in North America, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Central and South America.