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Mega-Churches

Mega ChurchSome of today's largest churches, the so-called "Mega-Churches," are in South Korea and in the United States. Strangely, they are so successful because they have returned to the Early Church's household principles. Hundreds of thousands of members rely entirely on small groups meeting in homes. These churches are so large that they rarely gather together in one place but this is not essential if the Body of Christ still assembles in household units of different sized bodies. Sometimes a quarter of the church meet in the building once a month.✞

House Church Movement

Ancient ScrollOver the course of the last two thousand years, the church has lost touch with its household roots and evolved as synagogue type building based congregations. This approach may have served in other times but not in our current society. The so called house church movement in Britain was one attempt to remedy some of the inbuilt deficiencies in the institutional church. As offshoots of a local congregation they started off well and meetings in homes grew quickly. Many however became introspective or outgrew their premises and so moved back to a church type of building. What goes around comes around! House churches when they outgrow their premises also cannot be divided easily.✞

What affect would it have on your church, if you had no church building?

"Different Sized Bodies"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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