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Make Your Neighborhood Your Church

Posted in Church, Church Planting, connect the church, Family, neighborhood, Religion, Simple Church with tags , , on May 18, 2008 by

Can we transform our community by driving away from the neighborhood we live in, to minister to people one day a week, who live somewhere else?  If we look carefully we can become aware of the congregation of people who are constantly around us seven days a week. We call it a neighborhood and we barely notice it falling apart until it’s too late. That’s usually when we move, leaving the problem for someone else. Unfortunately the problem just follows us to our next neighborhood because all along we were the solution we didn’t take responsibility for.

The grass is not greener on the other side, but where we cultivate it. Touching peoples lives is the same way. The Christian life is not about where we go to Church nor is it about Church buildings or meetings, yet for most of us, that has become the center of our Christian experience.

If you are a church goer, Pastor or Church planter who wants to make a difference, step out and make your neighborhood your church. You will automatically be surrounded by a congregation of people. Be prepared to experience first hand, real transformation unfold before your eyes, including yours. Your life will never be the same again.


What is a Simple Church ?

Posted in Church, Church Planting, Family, Religion, Simple Church with tags , , , on April 28, 2008 by

It is a group of at least two or three people who are, or are seeking to be followers of Christ, gathering together on a consistent basis, anywhere, anytime and facilitating change wherever they are.

What is a House Church?

Posted in Church, Church Planting, Family, House Church "Live", neighborhood, Religion, Simple Church with tags , , on April 27, 2008 by

It is a simple church using a residential structure in a neighborhood or village to gather together”.

How do I meet my neighbors?

Posted in Family, House Church "Live", How to get started, Religion, videos with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2007 by

Let’s keep it simple. Here is an interview of what one person did.

Here are a few more ideas.

1. Go for a walk in your neighborhood. Say hi to people. Become familiar with the people around you.

2. Use what you have – A touch, a smile, a listening ear, food, your TV. Everyone has one of these items.

3. Keep an “open chair” at the kitchen table and invite family, friends, neighbors, churched or the unchurched to join you for a meal.

UpdateClick here to view another example of what one person can do.



Simple Church – Anytime, Anywhere, By Anyone

Posted in Church, Church Planting, Family, Religion, Simple Church, videos with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2007 by

With the rising costs of gas, church buildings, real estate and staff salaries, the old ways of doing things no longer fit the practicalities of our changing culture.

The good news is you can experience Jesus with friends, family or neighbors without leaving your block or home.  No buildings to build, offerings to take, no special qualifications needed.  Being a follower of Christ is not about meetings but being part of practical real life experiences in the Christian faith.  “The Church is not where you go, but who you are”  Change the world in the neighborhood you live in.