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The House2House website is back up and running

It’s been a very long time since you heard from me and you’ve probably forgotten that you ever signed up for my blog. I apologize! Two reasons for my silence: firstly, I had run out of things to say and didn’t want to repeat myself incessantly. Secondly, I had just been diagnosed with an incurable… Read More

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Radio Podcast on house churches

John White and I did a radio interview on house churches this last week with IWork4Him. Jim Brandenberg is an excellent host and asked all kinds of penetrating questions. Various others who are house church practitioners here and elsewhere also spoke for a few minutes. Check out the link here: https://www.iwork4him.com/podcast/2017/9/consider-the-house-church

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John White explains why he broke down in tears…

John White has been a friend for many years. We first met in 2001 when he came to our home to hear Wolfgang Simson speak–near the beginning of the simple/organic/house church movement in this country. John now runs a community for followers of Jesus around the world who explore rhythms of  life that result in… Read More

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An awesome example of living in community

In the late 70s and 80s, Tony and I lived in the East End of London, an area of London where people ended up when there was no place lower to go. (The PBS series, “Call the Midwife” took place right where our medical practice was. We were there a couple of decades later, but most of… Read More

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Fashionable fad or God-inspired trend?

In 2007, in the book Small Is Big!: Unleashing the Big Impact of Intentionally Small Churches (originally The Rabbit and The Elephant) which I co-authored with my husband, Tony, and George Barna, I wrote the following under the subtitle, “A fashionable fad”: Another hazard we face is that of becoming fashionable, the latest phenomenon in church statistics, the… Read More

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Skate Church

What is God doing with simple/house churches in this country? This past weekend, Tony and I spoke at a simple church conference in Lexington Kentucky. On the way there, I asked the Lord, “Father, what are you doing with house churches around this nation? Are they healthy?” I sensed his reply to me: “Check out what… Read More

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Are you on the map?

One of commonest emails I get is this: I live in ____, and I’m looking for a more organic expression of church. Can you help me?   If I’m aware of simple/organic/house churches in their area, it’s a pleasure to refer them, but often I don’t know anyone. (It’s not that house churches aren’t there–they… Read More

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Teamwork and house churches: Guest post by John White

I am hugely blessed  (and definitely humbled) whenever I hear that something I’ve written has made a difference in the life of another person. John White is a good friend. We’ve known him and his wife, Tamela, for almost 15 years. I have been watching what the Lord is doing through Lk10, the organization that he… Read More

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For such a time as this

For some time, I have wondered why the Lord has placed an emphasis on small groups meeting in homes. (According to a survey by the Pew Forum in 2009, nine percent of Protestants in the USA “hold services” in  homes.) In other nations, the rise of house churches is often in response to persecution. But… Read More

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Check out Lk10.com

One of the delights of being involved in the house church movement over the last 15 years are the many good friends we’ve made. One of those friends is John White who is a leader in the LK10 Community.  LK10 focuses on connecting and equipping house church leaders in the US and around the world.… Read More