Ever feel like you are the only one?
Simple Church, Organic Church or House Church is no longer thought of as some fringe, obscure or illegitimate expression of the Church made up of hippies and those too strange to belong to traditional christian churches. Let me take that back… some of us are strange. However, there is a longing amongst many believers today for something more than the status quo, more than church attendance. There is a growing desire to not change the structure of church but rather be changed people. This is leading to a shift in how believers meet and gather. It’s less about the building and more about the relationships and Christ being the center of communal life.
So is this a passing fad? It doesn’t seem so. By the growing numbers it’s becoming a movement – a Jesus movement and is gaining acceptance even among mainstream traditional and denominational churches who are not only embracing it as legitimate but who themselves are now planting Simple Churches.
Give it to me. What’s the number?
One of Christianity’s most influential leaders, George Barna, who has both been a part of the movement for many years and has done extensive research share some interesting facts. This is a recent article written by the Barna Group entitled “How many people really attend a House Church?”. CLICK HERE