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  • John 14:3
    "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am there you may be also."

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Susan

Although we've never home-churched, we do know the thrill of seeing an assembly grow and new people join us. I'm glad to see you have new people coming!

victoria

Deb, that must be so thrilling to see how the Lord is blessing your fellowship. We know another family that started a home church a few years ago with just two other families. Today it has grown to more than 30 families. The Lord be praised. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,

Victoria

Meredith

It's so exciting to watch as the Lord blesses different fellowships! Recently we were talking about the small group of families (yours included, when y'all would occasionally make the trip to the Pruiett family's home) who would gather together and how many fellowships have sprung off and grown from such a small group in the beginning.

Nick Jesch

It is indeed good to learn of the growth in your small fellowship. When a few families make the decision to return to the simpler and faithful keeping of the Lord's Day together, word does spread, and growth comes. My own church began about ten years ago with four families, discouraged and frustrated with the huge mega church they were attending, despite the faithful and solid teaching of the Word. They began meeting in a home, soon joined by another. Today there are five congregations meeting in that large metro area, two up my way in Washington, another east of the mountains recently joined in, and now yet one more in Southern Oregon. From what I've read of your group, you are doing things very much the same. I have to drive 70 miles each way, but after years of looking closer, this has been by far the best situation. Our own little fellowship has grown from three families to about ten... we outgrew the home we met in, and are sharing a smallish community church facility, which is working out wonderfully well.
Small, closely knit groups such as yours seem to be characterised by a sweetness that is almost unknown in a larger more organised church setting (although I have known a few such). I am also convinced the shared meal/feast/covered dish supper concept is a key part of the success and growth. Times I've been involved with churches that do this weekly I really was able to get to know the others quickly and deeply. Sunday-go-to-meetin "church" just doesn't work.... it takes breaking bread together to knit the saints into a church family.

victoria

Amen to what Mr. Jesch said.

Victoria

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