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Church – What It’s All About

A Look At House Churches Versus Conventional Churches

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Ecclesiology is the study of how the biblical church should function and operate and be structured. Basically, the church is the assembly of believers who truly belong to God. Having a correct and in-depth knowledge of ecclesiology is vital to understanding God’s purpose for His people, as they live out their lives for the Lord Jesus Christ. On this page you will find many articles about church practices, church leadership, denominations, communion, membership, incorporation and what believers should be doing when they gather together.

What is the function or purpose of the biblical Christian Church? What are believers in Christ supposed to do when they gather together each week or however often? What are they to do when NOT gathered together – regarding things such as discipleship, evangelism and ministering to each other? – These are some of the many questions you will find answers to in the materials referenced on this page. May the Lord richly bless you as you seek to worship Him in spirit and in truth. — RM Kane

A good place to start would be this article:

The Clergy System by Carl Ketcherside

Index To Posts About Doing Church:

Featured Materials About House Churches

Additional Materials About How Churches Should Operate

The False “Church System” Deception



Videos About House Churches And The Clergy System


On-Line House Church Forums:

  • Home Church Discussion List (HCDL): HCDL is an internet discussion forum about home churches.
  • New-wineskin: (recommended… lots of discussion on this forum) The New Wineskin is a community of house church folks who seek fellowship centered around Jesus Christ alone. We believe that the place most conducive for gatherings is in the home setting. We hold to the view that Jesus instructed His disciples to model servant leadership through an attitude of humility and service. We reject the modern hierarchal model of church, which creates division within the Lord’s body. We don’t believe in official titles or positions that create a clergy/laity division within the Body of Christ. This community is a place where unorthodox views are shared and discussed
  • Virginia Home Church Network: (not a real active forum but its here to let you know about region-specific groups) The Virginia Home-Church Network is an email group designed to connect believers in SE Virginia who are seeking to know their Lord Jesus in a real and personal way, and who believe He is best found within a community of believers rather than an institutional church setting

House Church Publications:

Directories Of Actual House Churches:

Video: Are Church Members Just Customers Now?


Featured Gospel Message

Christ Died For The Ungodly

by Horatius Bonar

The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>