House Covenant Time
Study Worship Prayer
- Will you read one Christian study book and make that the focus of the house covenant time?
- How much of the house covenant time will you spend in worship? Which worship option will you use and when?
- It is important to decide about specific time frames for the different elements for social, study, and prayer time.
Include social time in your planning. Some Houses can share a meal together from time to time or once a month. Light refreshments should be included in every House meeting. Child care is important. Will the House pay for a sitter or will individuals take turns in looking after the children? These arrangements need to be made in advance. We want to be child friendly but we also want to stay focused on what we are doing. Will the children be present for part or the whole of the House meeting, if at all? Confidentiality is also vital if honesty and frankness is to be encouraged. The covenant should be in writing, with each person agreeing to it and having a copy to take home. It is the group's decision whether or not to sign it. Covenants should be renewed every two years when the agreed upon division of the House into two takes place. The House should look back on its experiences, review its progress and look forward to anticipate new growth. All decisions should be made by consensus.✞
"House Covenant Time"
by Ron Meacock © 2018