WHAT IS A HOUSE CHURCH?

WHAT IS A HOUSE CHURCH?

 

Growing up, I learned a little song in Sunday school. Using our hands and fingers we would sing:

Here is the church.
Here is the steeple.
Open the doors.
And there are all the people.

Unfortunately, that was a very misleading song because the church is not a building it is the people gathered together around a common belief in Christ. In other words we should have sang that song like this:

Here is a building.
It happens to have steeple.
Open the doors.
And there is the Church.

So… the church is not a place or a building. The church is people.

Now, in the early church, Jesus’ disciples met regularly not in buildings with steeples but in various houses. They gathered often to eat a meal together, read Scripture, pray, and break bread – or share communion with fellow believers. These believers loved each other, supported one-another and worked together on a common mission to tell others about Jesus.

At Mission Church we are seeking to build this kind of community as we worship together in houses and homes here in St Charles, MO. We are a small Evangelical church (EFCA). We gather on Sunday Evenings to study to worship, pray, study Scripture, and take the Lord’s Supper. We also eat lots of food, enjoy one others company, laugh, love on each others kids, and serve.

 

OUR HOUSE CHURCH IS NOT

We do not believe the house church paradigm is the only way to “do church.” We don’t even believe it is the “right way” to “do church” because the Bible doesn’t tell us one right way to be the church. That being said, Mission Church is a humble group of folks, we love Jesus and grace, we are committed to authentic & uncommon community, and we are passionate about living our lives on mission to tell others about Jesus.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE
A HOUSE CHURCH?