One of the most common communications I get is this: “I live in ——. Do you know of a house church in my area?”
It can be difficult to find a simple/organic church. We don’t put a sign outside our house saying “Church Meets Here.” We’re not listed in the Yellow Pages under “Churches.” Contact usually happens by word of mouth.
The best way I know to find a simple/organic church in your area is via House2House. It has a “find a church” map where if you type in your zip code it will list the simple/organic churches near you. If you already have a church, why not submit your church’s information? You’ll find people contacting you who are looking for fellowship.
But I think there’s a better way.
Most of the people who contact me with that request have been Christians for years. They don’t need to find a simple/organic church where their needs will be met and where they will be well taught. They are mature believers. They have much to give. Why don’t they pray about starting a church themselves?
Don’t know how to start a church? Go to one of CMA’s Greenhouse conferences. Or go through this online 6 week church planting course. The House2House site is full of useful resources and are always ready to help anyone who contacts them.
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