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Early Church Model 9

Household Group

Lighthouse in the MistThe Household of Faith program is designed to encourage Christian faith people in the church and is under constant development in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. The Rev. Ron Meacock, formerly incumbent of the Parish of Hastings, believes the Households of Faith program will help to build Christian community and strengthen churches both locally and in the diocesan context. A group of lay people and clergy from across the diocese have worked on Households Faith over a number of years.✞

Building Christian Faith

Group of PeopleThe Household Faith is intended to be an extension of the local church that trains and nourishes Christian people and is mandated to divide and double its membership every two years. "What we're doing is looking at the Early Church model when groups of people met in homes. Friends would have come along. It would have been a large extended family group with many children, parents, grandparents, widowed people and others who simply were curious and were invited or wandered in."✞

Encourage Commitment

Group of Young PeopleThe current idea is not a new one but is basically to use the home as a center for evangelism, as a place for "sharing the faith." It builds not on someone on the street corner preaching or a person being argued into the Faith, but someone socializing with Christian people and being attracted to the Faith that they belong to.✞

"Christian Faith People"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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