Our Unseemly Parts, by Dan Notti
By: Dan Notti - 18 November 2014 - 2 Comments

“And those of the body which we consider rather ignoble are which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness [...]

Purposefully Surrendered, by Christa McKirland
By: Christa McKirland - 17 November 2014 - 2 Comments

This month’s topic is essentially: “Where are we going and how are we getting there?” I wanted to share the thoughts from my house church community when I asked them these questions. It may [...]

Something Better Than WWJD?, by John White
By: John White - 12 November 2014 - 6 Comments

As an individual, you are trying to decide what to do in some situation. Just ask WWJD. “What Would Jesus Do?” Or, as a small group or house church, you are are trying to [...]

Plans? We Don’t Need No Stinking Plans!, by Scott Whaley
By: Scott Whaley - 04 November 2014 - 2 Comments

I have a dear friend who calls me a “Get’r Done’r.” Aside from the glaring grammatical shortcomings, it is meant to be a compliment. God made me a can’t-sit-still, highly motivated, type A personality, [...]

Jesus Has A Plan, by Felicity Dale
By: Felicity Dale - 03 November 2014 - 1 Comment

  Simple/organic churches can be inward looking. But when we seek Jesus, making him the center of everything that goes on and we ask him what is on his heart, we may find things [...]

7 Mistakes Every Church Should Avoid, by Keith Giles
By: Keith Giles - 28 October 2014 - 4 Comments

1) Embracing the building – Regardless of the fact that the New Testament emphasizes a Church made “not by human hands” but composed of people (who are themselves the Temple of the Holy Spirit), [...]

Great Expectations. Big Disappointments. By Bart Breen
By: Bart Breen - 27 October 2014 - 0 Comments

One of the hardest things I’ve learned about Organic and Simple Church comes as a direct result of dealing with the disappointments from my years working in Institutional Churches. Many of us, who leave [...]

Learning From Our Mistakes, by Felicity Dale
By: Felicity Dale - 22 October 2014 - 4 Comments

Much of what we have learned in starting simple/organic/house churches, we have learned through our mistakes.  The importance of Luke 10:7 when starting a church in the harvest is one of those things. The [...]

My Biggest Mistake, by Bill Faris
By: Bill Faris - 21 October 2014 - 2 Comments

“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God [...]

Nitty Gritty, by Lindsay Hamby
By: Lindsay Hamby - 16 October 2014 - 3 Comments

When my husband and I bought a duplex on the west side of Detroit a few years ago, this lovely young couple whom we barely knew at the time committed to rent from us [...]