Episode 63: Does the House Church Model Work in the West?

The missiological implications of house churches, simple churches, and organic churches.

In Episode 63 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we talk about house churches, their relevancy today, and whether or not they will work in the Western context. Here is Cam Abbot’s question,

Speak into the house church model of planting. What makes a house church an actual church?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The different labels for house churches and their thought leaders
  • How house churches differ from home groups
  • The missiological implications of house churches

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “House churches are small relational communities that meet the biblical definition of a church.”
  • “Are house churches missiological possibilities in the West?”
  • “Church multiplication movements have 50% growth in the number of churches with a 50% conversion rate to the third generation.”
  • “To get to church multiplication movements, you need rapid reproducibility.”
  • “Bivocational planting is necessary for the house church model.”
  • “Your funding model has to line with your missiological model.”

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