About Community Church Luton

Why house churches?



The Bible describes the church as "the family of God." A house church is like a family. The church must have a Biblical understanding of the family if it can function in this way.

The church family should be an extension of the household family. The same dynamics of communication, commitment, intimacy, growth, participation, caring, sharing and responsibility in our household family overflow into our church family relationships. If our household family relationships are not what they should be, our church family won't function properly.

Because the house church acts like a family, it is easier to recognize and correct these problems One of the greatest challenges to the church today is good communication. The house church requires us to communicate. It not easy to hide from someone if you have to sit directly across from him. If a disagreement occurs we often have a natural tendency to harbor bitterness and anger. Usually you could just go to another part of the building and not have to see the other person. In a house church, though, the relationships in the group are greatly affected if these divisions aren't bridged.

The Bible says that God expects His family to be a loving, caring community. We are "to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love."

In a house church, good communication among the members illustrates our loving relationships with each other and with a loving God. This communication and the strength of the relationships are the evidence (or fruit) that we are obeying the biblical commands relating to one another (love one another, pray for one another, be of the same mind as one another.... and many more).

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